MHG2111 - Broch, Gansclet


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

An artificial mound, evidently containing ruin of a broch, lies partly beneath the house of Henry Taylor, Gansclet. It is about 70ft in diameter and 5ft in height, is turf-covered and has a number of flat stones protruding from it.
RCAHMS 1911.

Mr Stewart, occupier of house once owned by Henry Taylor, sited the broch to a slight rise at ND 3361 4440 and described the removal of the mound and a broch-like structure 'about 30 years ago', the stone being used to build the road to the house.
Site surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R L) 25 April 1967.

(ND 3362 4441) Broch (NR) (site of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

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, 145, No. 501 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3362 4441 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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