MHG12616 - Broch, Dallcharn


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC65NW 5 6210 5875.

NC 6210 5875. A mutilated, turf-covered mound of stone, almost certainly the remains of the broch noted by Horsburgh as existing at Dalchairn, lies on the E bank of the Alltan na Creige in a pasture field. It measures about 20.0m in diameter with a maximum height of 2.0m. Although no facing-stones are evident, the situation and content of the mound are broch-like.
J Horsburgh 1870; Visited by OS (J L D) 21 April 1960.

The remains of a broch as described.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R L) 1 July 1971.

No change to the previous field reports.
Revised at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (J B) 8 September 1978.

NC65 2 DALLCHARN (‘Dallchairn’, Alltan na Creige’)
NC/6210 5875
This possible broch in Tongue con-sists of a mutilated, turf-covered mound on the east bank of the Allt (“stream”) na Creige in a pasture field. Although no facing stones are visible the size of the mound and its situation suggest a broch [1].
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. NC 65 NW 5: 2. Horsburgh 1868, 275. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 6209 5875 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC65NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish TONGUE

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