MHG2390 - Broch, Balrynie


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Broch (NR) OS 1:10,000 map, (1977)

A small artificial knoll - the remains of a Pictish dwelling.
Name Book 1871.

The remains of a broch, now visible as a low, turf-covered, sub-circular mound with a slightly concave centre, 1m high and some 20m in diameter, situated on near-level ground on the NE bank of a burn. Soil erosion has revealed a heavy stone content, but no definite traces of wall faces can be seen, save possibly on the NW side, where a single course of stones protrudes through the turf, forming a horseshoe shape, 2m across, indicating a mural cell.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 10 May 1967.

ND23 4 EAST CLYTH ND/2995 3923
Possible broch in Latheron, Caithness, consisting of a low, turf-covered mound with a slightly concave centre and standing on level ground next to a burn. Erosion has revealed many stones but the only trace of a wallface is on the north-west; here a single course is visible in a horseshoe shape, possibly marking the presence of a mural cell.
Source: 1. NMRS site no. ND 23 NE 11. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 2994 3923 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND23NE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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