MHG1844 - Broch and Field System - The Tulloch (Usshilly)


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

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Re-scheduled 2/2003 - see secondary file for details - HAW 4/2003

ND23NW 6 2075 3552.
Usshilly Tulloch (NAT) Broch (NR) OS 6" map, (1960)

The remains of a broch on a low, outcropping rock. Many large stones lie exposed over the surface, but the face of the wall is not well-defined, although the diameter appears to be about 64ft. The ruin is about 6 to 8ft high and has been dug into on the E at some remote period. There are surface indications of outbuildings on all sides except the N.
RCAHMS 1911.

A broch, as described by the RCAHMS. It is now known locally as 'The Tulloch'.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 12 May 1967.

The Tulloch (NAT) Broch (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

No change to the RCAHMS report, except surface indication of outbuildings is sparse. Visited by OS (J M) 22 March 1983.

ND23 13 USSHILLY TULLOCH ('The Tulloch')
ND/2075 3552
Possible broch in Latheron, Caithness, consisting of a rubbly mound about 1.8-2.4m (6-8ft) high and on top of a low, outcropping rock. The wallface is not well defined but the diameter has been estimated at 19.5m (64ft). There are suggestions of outbuildings all round it except on the north.
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 23 NW 6: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 60, no. 221. <1>

The site was visited and photographed by C Jones in April 2011. A 360 degree panorama was taken at this time. <2>

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Grid reference Centred ND 2075 3552 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND23NW
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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