MHG1465 - Possible Broch, Whitefield


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Type and Period (2)

  • BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) MOUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The location is in an arable field. There are no mounds or swellings that might indicate a previous structure.
Visited by OS (J M) 30 September 1981.

(ND 1054 6514) Site of (NAT) Pict's House (NR)
OS 6" map, Caithness, 1st ed., (1872)

This is where a "Pict's house" formerly stood, but has been completely defaced.
Name Book 1872.

ND16 3 GEISE 2 ('Pict’s house') ND/1054 6514
Site of possible broch in Olrig, Caithness, said to have been where a 'Pict's house' stood [1]. There are no traces of anything in the arable field.
Source: 1. NMRS site no. ND 16 NW 6. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1054 6513 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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