MHG2272 - Broch, Bruan


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

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Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 6" map, (1971)

A robbed broch represented by a turf-covered stony mound about 10ft high and 50ft in diameter, surrounded at a distance of about 31ft, by a wall about 4.5ft high which stands on the inner lip of a ditch about 28ft broad and 3.5ft deep from the top of the counterscarp. Except on the W, the ditch has been almost destroyed by cultivation.
RCAHMS 1911; R W Feachem 1963.

A broch, as described. The outer wall-face is visible in the S arc as a single, disconnected course of heavy stone. Ground disturbance and protruding upright slabs in the berm to the W of the broch indicate the presence of outbuildings. No name is known locally.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 3 May 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, 52, No. 193 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

Feachem, R W, 1963, A Guide to Prehistoric Scotland, 164 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2187.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3102 3950 (59m by 58m)
Map sheet ND33NW
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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