MHG13113 - Cnoc an T-Seagaill


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Type and Period (2)

  • (Former Type) BROCH? (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • MOUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

? Broch. Diameter: 50m. Mound with walling. Grass cover. In association with rectangular (70m x 60m) enclosure. Elevation: 152m. (500') OD NC 246134. <1>

At NC 2443 1353, in a loop of the Ledbeg River,is a grass-covered conical mound which may cover the remains of a broch or other large structure. The shape and size of the mound suggest a human origin. An earthen (?) bank of later date crosses the W. side of the mound and cuts off the promontory, while a larger stone dyke, also cutting off the promontory, lies outside this to the W. This may be the broch (?) referred to by Mercer in <1> as lying at NC 246 134.
Letter querying this to R J Mercer appears never to have been answered.

A very large, grass-covered, circular 12m diameter mound is situated on a natural grassy knoll. Previous surveyors noted the location as a possible broch, but although there are occasional scattered stones on the mound and depsite the general circularity of the site there is little to support this identification. <3>

Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4455.

Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4456.

Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4458.

<1> Mercer, R. J. & Howell, J.M., 1980, Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland, 1976-1979, p.126; LED 15 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG2510.

<2> Gourlay, R, 14/05/1987, Letter from R B Gourlay, Highland Region Archaeologist to R J Mercer (Text/Correspondence). SHG24884.

<3> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 143, p.135 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Grid reference Centred NC 2442 1352 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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