MHG1621 - Broch, Carn Fhionn


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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

There are no intelligible remains of this mound. A deep hole dug in its centre for drainage purposes reveals a mainly earthen content.
Visited by OS (N K B) 21 March 1968.

Carn Fhionn (NR) OS 6" map, (1963)

A low, mutilated, grass-covered mound with several large stones protruding: possibly the remains of a cairn. The mound merges into a natural slope on the S, and has a max height of 1m on N. It measures approximately 10m N-S by 7.2m transversely. The large stone marked 'A' on sketch is 1.3m long by 0.2m wide and 0.5m high. A mutilated grassy area on opposite side of farm road seems to have been part of the site. The large stones on the W side of the fence form part of the footings of a rectangular building.
Visited by OS (W D J) 20 June 1960.

"'Carn Fhionn', Braemore, which is said to have been a broch, has been completely removed."
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

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, 86, No. 313 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0759 2979 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND02NE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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