MHG2260 - Possible Broch, Links of Dunnet


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Type and Period (2)

  • (Alternate Type) BROCH? (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • MOUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Picts House (remains of) marked on 1st ed OS, large simple circular feature - HAW 8/2003

Mound (NR) OS 6" map, (1960)

A 'Pictish house or brough' situated on a small hillock. It has never been opened, but seems to have fallen in. (Not recorded by RCAHMS.) Name Book 1873.

A sub-circular hollow c13m in diameter in grass- covered sand and now afforested. There is no trace of stonework and there is nothing to suggest that it is artificial.
Visited by OS (I S S) 9 March 1972.

Mound. Diameter 20m, height 1.5m. (Wrongly positioned on distribution map.)
R J Mercer 1980.

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 21 April 1982.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2249 6999 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND26NW
Civil Parish DUNNET
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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