MHG1492 - Broch, Dale Farm


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Brough (NR) OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1908)

In a field on W side of the road, about 1/2 mile N by E of Dale, is a mound covering remains of a broch. It has been of considerable size, but almost half has been removed from E side. The original dimensions have been about 140 by 122ft while remaining portion measures 64ft from N to S by 113ft transversely. The greatest elevation is about 9ft.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910

The remains of the broch are as described above. It is only possible to guess the limits of the E side of the feature.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (E G C) 11 April 1962

(ND 1320 5304) Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 25" map, (1967)

As described above except that there is a slight variation in the slope on the W side of W half remaining of the broch, suggesting a mound on a mound, a common characteristic of many overgrown remains of brochs in Caithness.
Visited by OS (J M) 12 November 1981

'Broch', Dale farm. Dimensions: 36 x 20m. Subcircular mound 3m high covered in a crop and much damaged on the E flank.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

ND15 11 DALE 1 ('Dale Farm')
ND/1320 5304
Possible broch in Halkirk, Caithness, consisting of a mound which has been half removed from the east. The original dimensions were about 42.7 x 37.2m (140 x 122ft) .
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 15 SW 7: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 33, no. 104: 3. Swanson (ms) 1985, 656. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1319 5303 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND15SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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