MHG2560 - Broch, Green Hill


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

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Green Hill (NAT) Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1977)

A green mound, about 8ft high, covering the ruins of a broch, the outer wall of which is exposed in places, showing an overall diameter of about 64ft. The existence of outbuildings is suggested by surface indications on the slope W of the base of the mound.
RCAHMS 1911.

A much mutilated broch as described above. No surveyable remains of outbuildings.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (A A) 5 May 1967.

ND23 9 ROSTER ('Green Hill 1')
ND/2664 3986
Possible broch in Latheron, Caithness, consisting of a green mound 2.4m (8ft) high with a curved outer wallface exposed in places; this suggests a diameter of c. 19.5m (64ft) [2]. There are traces of outbuildings on the slope west of the base of the mound.
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 23 NE 10: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 51-2, no. 191. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 2663 3986 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND23NE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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