MHG1722 - Broch, Gills


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Broch, Gills: About half a mile S of road from Mey to Canisbay church, and 100 yds E of road through township of Gills, is a low mound under cultivation, which is evidently site of a broch. It has been much quarried for stones. A rotary quern was found in it, RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

The site of this probable broch is at ND 3204 7238, in S margin of a field. It is a ploughed-over, grass-covered mound measuring 30m N-S by 22m transversely and 0.7m high. The mound is similar to authenticated sites of brochs.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (J M) 7 July 1982.

Cup marked stone from this site reported at Nybster. (Inv.No.576)

ND37 2 GILLS ND/3204 7238
Possible broch in Canisbay, Caithness, consisting of a ploughed-over mound in a field measuring about 30m by 22m and 0.7m high; it had been quarried for stones and a rotary quern was found in it [2].
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 37 SW 3: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 20, no. 53. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 3203 7237 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND37SW
Civil Parish CANISBAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • QUERN (Undated)

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