MHG2514 - Broch, Bridge of Isauld


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Pict's House (NR) (Site of)
Name Book 1873.

When this Pict's house was removed about 1860 nothing of importance was found but some querns, animal bones, and other trifling traces of its inhabitants. A spring in the centre of the building is now drained into the Isauld Burn. No trace of the antiquity remains except a slight inequality of the ground.
Name Book 1873.

No traces of any mound, or other feature, exist at the site indicated on the OS map. The site is occupied by a slightly undulating arable field. Visited by OS (J L D) 18 May 1960.

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 8 September 1981.

NC96 4 ISAULD (‘Bridge of Isauld’) NC/9767 6504
Site of possible broch in Reay, Caith-ness, which was marked as a 'Pict's house' on the OS 6-inch map of 1877 [1]. It had evidently been removed by about 1860 when some querns and animal bones were found. A spring found in the centre of the broch now drains into the burn [1]. No trace of a building now remains.
Source: 1. NMRS site no. NC 96 NE 19. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 9766 6503 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96NE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • QUERN (Undated)

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