MHG616 - Broch, Mains of Assery


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Type and Period (2)

  • BROCH? (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) MOUND (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small artificial hillock, the remains of a Pict's House.
Name Book 1882.

There are no intelligible remains of a cairn or mound here and no further info could be obtained.
Visited by OS (R D) 22 October 1964.

In farmyard of Mains of Assery is an amorphous and extensive mound of stones which appears to be of some antiquity, but it has been so mutilated by intrusion of buildings and tracks and dumping of stones that its date and purpose remain uncertain. No structures are exposed and no finds are known to have been made.
Visited by OS (N K B) 17 September 1981.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0625 6245 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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