MHG2107 - Broch, Borrowston Cottage


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

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

A grass-covered mound, 114ft diameter and about 10ft high containing the remains of a broch. The upper portion, which is circular, 42ft diameter and 3ft high, probably indicates the position of main structure. At W end of the mound, and some 6ft above the natural level, there is a well-marked terrace in the form of a crescent, some 20ft in max width from the base of the more elevated portion. There are no signs of excavation.
RCAHMS 1911.

As described by RCAHMS. Slight mutilation on S side of broch has revealed some stonework, typical of broch structure.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R L) 18 April 1967.

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, 152, No. 510 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3288 4353 (70m by 70m)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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