MHG2351 - Broch, Watten Post Office

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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)

Broch at Watten is 64ft diameter overall. The remains are now covered by a grass-covered knoll 8ft high. A piece of walling 8ft long, 2ft high, exposed on SE indicates inner wall of a chamber, and several large boulders projecting through turf in line 22ft from the base of broch are the remains of an outer wall.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

A turf-covered mound, 29m N-S by 22m transversely, with a maximum height of 3m. It is much mutilated, exposing slate-type stones. On SE, close to top of mound, is a small exposed stretch of walling (possibly the inner wall face of a chamber) 2m long and 0.4m high. In NW side there is a shallow excavation indicating the possible entrance, but which may only be the result of quarrying. Several large boulders lie along base of mound of S side, and one large boulder lies on E side. The feature has more the appearance of being a cairn than a broch.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (W D J) 27 April 1963.

A turf-covered broch mound, 25m E-W by 23m transversely and 2.5m high, situated on edge of the natural slopes above the flood plain of the Wick River. No walling is exposed. A total of three stones at base of the mound to S and E may be the remains of an outer encircling wall.
Visited by OS (N K B) 17 May 1982.


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, 129, No. 468 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 2410 5396 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND25SW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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