MHG1232 - Brimside Broch


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Type and Period (1)

  • BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Brimside Tulloch (Brough) (NR)
OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

The overall diameter of this broch is some 58ft and height of remains 4-5ft. Much stone is exposed on the surface, including several portions of the outer face of the wall, but the broch does not seem to have been excavated.
RCAHMS 1911.

This broch, situated on N bank of the Burn of Brimsdie, survives as a turf-covered, sub-circular mound, 1.4m maximum height and 19m overall diameter, with a depresion in centre. It is strewn with rubble stones, some of which are earthfast. On E side, a segment, 0.5m high, of the outer wall face of broch can be discerned. Large deposits of similar stones are scattered along N bank of burn.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 4 November 1964.

(ND 0495 6696) Brimside Tulloch (NAT) Broch (NR) (remains of)
OS 6"map, (1969)

The broch remains of Brimside Tulloch (name verified) are as described by previous field investigator. Close to the broch on the E side is a stone block, 0.7m by 0.6m and 0.4m high, with a basin-shaped depression, 0.2m diameter and 0.15m deep, in the top.
Visited by OS (J B) 28 September 1981.

ND06 1 BRIMSIDE TULLOCH ('Burn of Brimside')
ND/0495 6696
Probable broch in Thurso parish, Caithness, consisting of a turf-covered mound up to 1.4m (4.5ft) high on a rock outcrop on the north bank of the Burn of Brimside [1]. Part of the outer face is exposed in the east side, indicating an overall diameter of 19.0m (58ft). Nearby on the east side is a stone block with a basin-shaped depression in its top, 20cm in diameter and 15cm deep (see site NG15 1).
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 06 NW 22: 2. RCAHMS 1911a, 119-20, no. 434: 3. Mercer 1985, 177, no. 173.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0495 6696 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06NW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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