MHG1856 - Broch, Achavar

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Type and Period (1)

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

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Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1977)

The remains of a broch, now represented by a mound 6 ft high and 68ft in overall diameter. There is a circular depression, about 20ft in diameter, in the top and the mound has been subjected to stone-robbing, but no part of the structure is visible.
Between the base of the broch and the steep slope of the ridge on the N a terrace, some 15 to 20ft broad, runs out towards the N and S.
RCAHMS 1911.

The much-mutilated remains of a broch, as described. The terrace is basically a natural platform which has been levelled and scarped slightly into the hillock on which the broch stands, to form a fairly modern cultivation platform. It is immediately W of the broch and runs N-S.
Broch resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (A A) 3 May 1967.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG3933.


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, 53, No. 199 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 2616 3696 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND23NE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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