MHG164 - Broch, Tulloch of Shalmstry


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

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From road can see that stone is eroding out in 2 places - HAW 2/7/2003

ND16SW 8 1316 6443.
Tulloch of Shalmstry (NR) (Mound) (NR)
OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed. (1907)

Tulloch of Shalmstry is a green mound containing ruins of a broch. The outer face is exposed towards SE, and diameter overall appears to have been some 72ft, and its height about 7ft. The entrance passage, which has been from E, has been cleared at its outer end, and there measures 2ft 10ins wide.

Classified as a broch. A Graham, 1949

The remains of this broch are as described above.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 16 February 1965

Tulloch of Shalmstry (NAT) Broch (NR) OS 6" map (1970)

'Tulloch of Shalmstry', the remains of a broch, as described by the previous authorities. Revised at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (N K B) 15 February 1982

"Broch", Shalmistry. Dimensions: 26 x 21m. Oval grass-covered mound with some coursing evident on SW side. Entrance visible on E. Orientation N-S. R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

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Grid reference Centred ND 1317 6443 (59m by 58m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16SW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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