MHG12525 - Broch, Loch Naver


The remains of a Broch located on a spit of land projecting in to Loch Naver.

Type and Period (1)

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

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(NC 6585 3815) Broch (NR). OS 6"map, (1963)
Amended Entry in the Schedule of Monuments.
Documentation received from HS 29/3/04, which supercedes the one sent on 10/4/2001.
See Assoc. Docs. File
Remains of broch, situated on a spit of land projecting into Loch Naver, having an outwork and a causeway on landward side.
The broch has measured 52ft over a wall 12ft wide at entrance on SE. Walling is visible only for a short distance to N of entrance, but the stones appear to have been very large. N side of entrance remains entire to height of 2ft 9ins externally and contains entrance to a guard chamber, which shows signs of excavation. The neck of spit has been marshy and is crossed by a causeway. A wall has run at a distance of 38ft from the broch isolating it on landward side and apprently curving in towards it on either flank.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

The broch is generally as described and illustrated.
Visited by OS (E G C) 9 May 1961.

The broch is 16.6m diameter overall, and the noted entrance to a guard chamber is obscure.
Revised at 1/10,000. Visited by OS 'J M) 16 March 1977.

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 59, No. 176 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Grid reference Centred NC 6585 3814 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC63NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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