MHG2391 - Broch, Bridge of Occumster


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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, (1977)

A conical, grassy mound, 12ft in maximum height and 80ft in overall diameter, containing the remains of a broch, no part of which is visible.
RCAHMS 1911.

The poorly-defined remains of a broch have been excavated to reveal an entrance, 0.9m wide, in the W side, but are otherwise as described by the RCAHMS.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (A A) 5 May 1967.

A conical, grass-covered mound with traces of walling and entrance visible. A large trench has been excavated since 1967 and is now partially backfilled, but nothing is known of it. There is also a large area of modern dumping adjacent to the entrance, possibly from nearby croft renovations.
C Batey 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, 53, No. 198 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

Batey, C E, 1982, Caithness coastal survey 1982: interim reports 1980-2, No. 232 (Text/Report). SHG1960.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2692 3565 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND23NE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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