MHG2040 - Broch - Ulbster School


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  • 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.

ND34 12 ULBSTER 1 (‘Ulbster School’) ND/3243 4149
Possible broch in Wick, Caithness, consisting of a much-quarried mound about 20.1m (66ft) in diameter and 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft) high; there is a circular depression 7m in diameter in the top, suggesting that there is a ruined broch below. A possible intra-mural feature can be seen on the south [3].
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 34 SW 9: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 163, no. 523: 3. Mercer 1985, no. 194. <1>

The broch was rescheduled by Historic Environment Scotland in 2016 to better reflect its location and area of interest. <2> <3>

The GIS spatial data was amended in 2017 to its position as seen on 2009 APs. <4>

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Grid reference Centred ND 3243 4149 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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