MHG2327 - Broch - Green Hill


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

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Green Hill (NAT) Broch (NR)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

Green Hill, a grassy mound measuring 32m in diameter and 2.4m in height, conceals the remains of a broch.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910

The site was Scheduled in 1934.

The only part of structure visible is entrance passage, facing SE, which has been partially cleared out, exposing 5.4m on N side of the passage wall. S door check is clearly evident but only vestiges of N can be seen. At this point the passage is 1.4m wide, reducing to 0.9m; the roof is lintelled. The inner end of the passage is obscured by rubbish, but entrance to a guard chamber can be seen on N face, although curve on S face seen by the RCAHMS in 1910 is not evident.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 28 October 1965

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 5 March 1982

'Broch', Greenhill. Diameter: 32m. Circular grassy mound 2.4m high, the entrance on the SE axis, with door checks visible on either side. The passage is 1.4m wide, tapering to 0.9m and is covered by a lintelled roof.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

The site was re-scheduled by Historic Environment Scotland in 2016. <1> <2>

The GIS spatial data was amended in 2017 to better reflect its location and extent on OS MasterMap. <3>

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, 127, No. 464 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

<1> MacIver, M., 2016, Changes to the schedule of Monuments 27/09/2016 (Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument). SHG27658.

<2> Historic Environment Scotland, 2016, Amended entry in the Schedule of Monuments: SM551: Green Hill Broch, 40m W of Grant Hall (Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument). SHG27660.

<3> Ordnance Survey, Ordnance Survey Mastermap (Image/Map). SHG23361.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2299 5502 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND25NW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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