MHG385 - Tower, Creag Na H-Atha


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Type and Period (2)

  • TOWER (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) BEACON (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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Renumbered from ND12SW0025A
See also ND12SW0027 for second tower.
JHooper, 27/09/2001

ND12SW 25.00 1197 2233
ND12SW 25.01 ND 1180 2220

Two towers either round or square set a furlong apart and said to be built of land clearance stones although Batey (1982) doubts this. The more northerly is 6.5m high and the other 5m high and severely damaged on the south side.
Both sites are annotated 'Survey Control Point' on the OS 6" map, Caithness, 1st ed., 1871 but they are not noted in the Name Book.
D MacDonald, A Polson and J Brown 1931; C Batey 1982

This is the north tower, not be confused with ND12SW 25.01, ND1180 2290

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Grid reference Centred ND 11970 22331 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND12SW
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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