MHG2089 - Possible Broch, Papigoe
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Type and Period (1)
- BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
Mound, Papigoe: At rear of a cottage on W side of road, towards N end of Papigoe, is a large circular mound which may possibly conceal a broch. It measures about 110ft in diameter and is 5- 6ft high. It is stony on the surface, but clay within suggests a natural character.
The only mound which fits the description above is at ND 3828 5176. It is now under the plough and there is no indication that it is other than natural. Enquiries at the nearby farm of Elsay reveal that nothing was uncovered by the plough.
Visited by OS (E G C) 20 April 1963.
Ploughed with no stone being revealed. Possibly natural.
C E Batey 1981.
No change. Visited by OS (J B) 18 August 1982.
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, 190, No. 585 (Text/Report). SHG2664.
Batey, C E, 1981, Caithness coastal survey 1981: interim report, No. 154 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG1959.
- --- Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Batey, C E. 1981. Caithness coastal survey 1981: interim report. University of Durham, Department of Archaeology. . No. 154.
- --- Text/Report: 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. . 190, No. 585.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3827 5176 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/9208 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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