MHG42053 - Thrumster Mains Broch


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Type and Period (1)

  • BURIAL (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)
(See ND34NW 20.2)

Broch, Thrumster: This broch has had remains of its structure cleared out and a portion of wall to S removed - in which place are the ruins of a summer-house. The interior diameter is 36ft and the wall is 15ft thick at base. When excavated a skeleton was found buried in a cist of slabs in mound heaped against outside of the fabric. Also believed to have been found was a long- handled weaving comb presented to the NMAS in 1783 by Mr Innes of Thrumster (Acc No: GA 66).
RCAHMS 1911.

This broch has diameter of 20m over walls 4.3m thick. Turf-topped wall is in fair condition except on S where a portion has been removed entirely to accommodate a modern building and here and there outer and inner wall faces are crumbling. The wall has a max external height of 1.5m on W side and an average internal height of 1.2m. Interior of broch has been cleared out. The entrance was probably on S.
Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (W D J) 22 April 1963.

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 19 August 1982.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3319 4504 (6m by 6m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34NW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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