MHG1898 - Broch, Murza


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 6" map, (1970)

This mound, containing ruins of a broch, stood 12ft high in 1873, and was well preserved.
Name Book 1873.

Growing crops prevented examination in 1910. RCAHMS 1911.

An oval, grass-covered stony mound measuring some 40m NW-SE by 32m transversely and 2.4m high. The flat central area on its summit measures 19m by 13m. No trace of broch walling can be seen but some dressed stones lie on ground surface. No finds have been made.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 6 September 1965.

A turf-covered broch mound as described by previous field investigator.
Visited by OS (N K B) 18 May 1982.

Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 3, 124 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3361.

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, 22, No. 63 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2538 6289 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND26SE
Civil Parish DUNNET
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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