MHG2401 - Broch, Lingland


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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) (remains of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1977)

The site of a 'Tulloch' or 'Pict's House' which has been removed, leaving only a few of the foundation stones.
Name Book 1871.

Little remains of this broch apart from a few large facing stones protruding through the turf on its E and W sides. A short stretch of scarping 1.0m high to the SW indicates the former presence of a berm. The whole site has been mutilated by ploughing and later building, the remains of which are visible immediately to the N and W as vague rectangular foundations.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (A A) 4 May 1967.

ND23 12 UPPER LYBSTER ('Pict’s house')
ND/2724 3811
Site of a possible broch in Latheron, Caithness, recorded as a 'Pict's house' of which only a few foundation stones remain. There are suggestions of a berm on the south-west.
Source: 1. NMRS site no. ND 23 NE 7. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 2724 3810 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND23NE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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