MHG1932 - Cairnquoy Broch
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Type and Period (1)
- BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
Mound (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)
Near farmhouse of Cairnquoy is a circular wall a few inches above the ground: the supposed remains of a Pict's House.
Name Book 1872.
The remains of this probable broch consist of a grass-covered mound with overall diameter of 20m and a max height of 1.5m. On top of E side of the mound is a stretch of wall face 3m long and 0.6m high; the course of face of this wall can be traced round S of the mound by three single stones and two adjoining stones protruding from the turf giving the structure a circular shape, some 14.5m in diameter. The interior of the structure is turf-covered, with a few protruding stones.
Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (W D J) 23 April 1963.
No change. Visited by OS (J B) 19 August 1982.
ND34 4 CAIRNQUOY ('Pict's house')
Probable broch in Wick, Caithness, consisting of a grassy mound with a diameter of 20m and up to 1.5m high. Traces of a circular wallface can be seen near the top of the east side, and they suggest the presence of a building about 14.5m in diameter, a little small for a broch.
Source: 1. NMRS site no. ND 34 NW 6. <1>
- --- SHG3343 Text/Publication/Monograph: Ordnance Survey. Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. 13. Book No. 13, 168.
- <1> SHG26111 Text/Publication/Monograph: Mackie, E.. 2007. The Roundhouses, Brochs and Wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland c.700 BC - AD 500: Architecture and material culture Part 2 (I & II) The Northern and Southern Mainland and the Western Islands. BAR British Series. 444. Paperback. ND34 4 CAIRNQUOY.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3309 4743 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8976 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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