MHG1383 - Broch, Cairn of Sibmister

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

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Cairn of Sibmister (NAT) Broch (NR) (rems of) OS 6" map, (1970)

Broch, Sibminster: On top of a high grassy hillock are remains of a broch. The scarp of the hillock, which is steep, rises to a height of about 18ft on W, and somewhat less on other side; and toward the top of it the face of a revetment is exposed. The broch, which is about 6ft high, has been situated some 20-30ft back from top of the scarp. The outline of rim is v indefinite, but diameter appears to be about 56ft. The top of the hillock measures some 110ft in diameter (RCAHMS 1911). Listed as a broch (Graham 1949).
RCAHMS 1911; A Graham 1949

This broch, generally as described above, has many stone slabs protruding through the steep outer slopes of the mound, and no walling is visible.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 17 June 1965

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 7 December 1981

'Broch', Sibmister. Dimensions: 33 x 32m. Grass-covered mound 1.5m high set on a steep-sided natural hillock. Central mound has a diameter of 16.5m, 0.4m high. There are indications of possible structures on S sector.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 87, No. 321 (Text/Report). SHG2664.


Graham, A, 1949, 'Some observations on the brochs', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 81 1946-7, p.48-99, 95 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1531.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1652 6621 (84m by 84m)
Map sheet ND16NE
Civil Parish OLRIG
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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