MHG1465 - Possible Broch, Whitefield
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Type and Period (2)
- BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- (Alternate Type) MOUND (Undated)
- None recorded
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 . There are no traces of anything in the arable field.
Source: 1. NMRS site no. ND 16 NW 6. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 11, 179.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Mackie, E.. 2007. The Roundhouses, Brochs and Wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland c.700 BC - AD 500: Architecture and material culture Part 2 (I & II) The Northern and Southern Mainland and the Western Islands. BAR British Series. 444. Paperback. ND16 3 GEISE 2.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1054 6513 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8482 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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