MHG2546 - Broch, Ballachly


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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, (1975)

The remains of a broch, consisting of a turf-covered mound, from which a few large stones protrude, about 76ft in overall diameter. It has been encircled by a wide ditch, almost entirely ploughed away. Foundations of outbuildings are visible on the E.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

A broch, generally as described by RCAHMS. The track of the ditch is traceable round most of the perimeter as a slight hollow, more marked on the S side where it is about 0.7m deep.
Vague traces of a possible causeway are visible on the N.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R L) 9 May 1967.

No change. Visited by OS (N K B) 9 May 1967.

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, 52, No. 192 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1955 4422 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND14SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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