MHG2516 - Broch, Upper Dounreay


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Type and Period (2)

  • BROCH? (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) MOUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Pict's House (NR) (Site of)
OS 6"map, Caithness, 1st ed., (1877)

The Pict's house was removed about 1866 during cultivation, leaving a mound one or two feet high. Nothing of any importance was found in it, but sea shells and burnt bones and wood can still be picked up on it. Name Book 1873.

Several ploughed-up large stones suitable for dry stone wall construction, and a darker colour of soil, are all that remain to indicate the site of this antiquity, now part of a cultivated field. Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 24 November 1964.

(NC 9990 6626) Mound (NR) (site of) (NAT) OS 6"map, (1967)

There is no trace of this mound in a field now under pasture.
Visited by OS (J B) 8 September 1981.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9990 6625 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96NE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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