MHG190 - Broch, Knockglass
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Type and Period (1)
- BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)
This is a conical grass-covered mound 12-13ft high and containing ruins of a broch. It is 120ft in diameter from E-W by 95ft transversely. It has been broken into for a short distance on NE.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910
As described by the RCAHMS, except that there is now no evidence that it is a broch.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 8 November 1965
The mound is as described by RCAHMS (1911). All that is visible of the broch itself is a small extent of the outer wall-face, 1m in length and 0.3m high, halfway up in the S side of the mound.
Visited by OS (J M) 10 February 1982
'Broch', Knockglass. Subcircular grass-covered mound showing several phases of facing wall on the SE axis. The top contains a central depression.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995
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, 131, No. 475 (Text/Report). SHG2664.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1760 5329 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (3)
- http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2300:35:1177880253467667::::P35_SELECTED_MONUMENT:561 (Historic Scotland scheduled monument description (old hyperlink))
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM561 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8339 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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