MHG1722 - Broch, Gills
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Type and Period (1)
- BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
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)
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. 53 (Text/Report). SHG2664.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3203 7237 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
- QUERN (Undated)
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/9414 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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