MHG1699 - Broch, Greenhill

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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Green Hill (NAT) Broch (NR) (remains of)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

Broch, Stemster: OS map indicates on Greenhill to E of Stemster and beside the burn, supposed site of a fort. From info received in the district it is clearly site of a broch, of which no measurable remains exist.
RCAHMS 1911.

At ND 3691 7194 are remains of a possible broch in form of a grass-covered, stony mound containing traces of walling now greatly mutilated by a silage pit which has been dug through its centre.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 25 February 1965.

There is little doubt that this is remains of a broch although no structural details can be seen. A trench 8m wide has been bulldozed N-S through centre, destroying much of structure, but footings of W arc probably survive under turf-covered tumble. The name 'Green Hill' is still known locally.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (A A) 10 March 1972.

The mutilated broch remains are as described above. Overall mound measures 31m N-S by 23m. Extra-mural settlement is strongly suggested on W side by tumbled stone.
Visited by OS (J B) 7 May 1982.


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, 20, No. 54 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ND 3690 7193 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND37SE
Civil Parish CANISBAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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