MHG189 - Mound, Torr an Fhidhlier


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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Torr an Fhidhlier (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

This is the remains of a grassy mound which has evidently covered a broch. Some two thirds of it has been carted away.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

Torr an Fhidhlier is remains of a sub-oval mound, centre and SW side of which have been removed, result having appearance of the remaining three sides of an enclosure, 38m NW-SE by 30m transversely. Soil erosion has revealed a mass of small non-coursed stone slabs, resembling more cairn than broch material, within inner face of NE side, together with three thin slabs, possibly the remains of a small cist-like structure.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (JM) 9 February 1982.

Torr an Fhidhlier, a robbed, turf-covered mound as described by the previous field investigator. The limited nature of the remains and the absence of exposed built structures preclude classification. A cistern has been set up on the summit.
Visited by OS (J M) 9 February 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, 32, No. 101 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1631 5473 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND15SE
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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