MHG2040 - Broch - Ulbster School


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Type and Period (1)

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

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Broch (NR) (rems of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

A much-quarried mound which probably contains ruins of a broch.
The mound is about 66ft in diameter and 4-5ft high, with a circular depression, about 21ft in diameter, in centre, probably indicating the interior court.
RCAHMS 1911.

The broch was Scheduled in 1939.

The grass-covered remains of a broch, as described by RCAHMS, situated on a low ridge.
Resurveyed at 1:2500.

The broch was rescheduled by Historic Environment Scotland in 2016 to better reflect its location and area of interest. <1> <2>

The GIS spatial data was amended in 2017 to its position as seen on 2009 APs. <3>

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, 163, No. 523 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

<1> Historic Environment Scotland, 2016, Changes to the schedule of Monuments 01/09/2016 (Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument). SHG27648.

<2> Historic Environment Scotland, 2016, Amended entry in the Schedule of Monuments: SM595: Ulbster School, broch 125m S of Schoolhouse (Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument). SHG27657.

<3> Get Mapping, 2009, Getmapping aerial photography 2009 (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical). SHG27382.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3243 4149 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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