MHG12929 - Broch? Cashel Dhu

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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC44NE 4 453 498.

From the name, there has probably been a 'Pictish tower' or some sort of stone building, at the head of Loch Hope, called Cashel Dhu. J Horsburgh 1870.

'Cashel Dubh' or 'Caiseal Dubh': The name means "the black
ford", and applies to a ford on the Strathmore River.
Name Book 1874.

Extensive perambulation in area of Cashel Dhu (as published on OS 6" at NC 4530 4986) revealed no trace of a structure. A number of rock outcrops may possibly account for name.
Visited by OS (A C) 3 June 1959.

No change to previous field report.
Visited by OS (N K B) 9 November 1978.


Ordnance Survey, Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 13, 28 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG3343.


Horsburgh, J, 1870, 'Notes of cromlechs, duns, hut-circles, chambered cairns, and other remains, in the County of Sutherland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 7, 1866-8, pp 271-9, 278 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1182.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 4530 4979 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC44NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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