MHG45492 - Broch & cup marks, Achaness House

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Type and Period (1)

  • CUP MARKED STONE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Photos of cupmarks in SMR provided by Mrs L Byron. She reports that the area to SE of the main broch structure is raised above the plain and has stone work on it - are these outworks etc ? NB both the brochs are marked as "Pictish Tower (ruins)" on 1st ed OS - HAW 12/2003

Cup-marked stone reported by Alastair Macrae of Rosehall, Sutherland on 1 December 2003. He reports that the stone is on the south side of the top of the broch mound, about 3-4 feet wide and the same high. The cup markings have ben revealed by poaching from cattle and sheep and there are about 5 or 6 of them, perfectly hemispherical and 2-3" diameter. They are at the base of the flat side of the stone, facing north.
John Wood 1-12-2003

NMRS Notes:
NC40SE 3 4701 0253.
Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1971)

The remains of a broch now consisting of a grass-covered mound 2m max height. Several large stones protrude, particularly on E & S sides and the slopes are strewn with rubble. No wall-face is visible, but there are indications of walling on SE side. The diameter of top of mound is 14m and entrance may have been on NW.
Surveyed at 1:2500. RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

No change to previous field report of 26 May 1963.
Visited by OS (J B) 9 September 1976.


Achaness House (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14623.


Broch, Achness house, Invercassley (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9604.


Broch, Achness house, Invercassley (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9610.


Broch, Achness house, Invercassley (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9616.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 19, No. 50 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 4700 0252 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC40SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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