MHG634 - Broch, Knockinnon


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

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Broch & particularly 1 stone are v prominent from the N. Local farmer tells that the older residents refer to this stone as the "March" stone. Also that the local fishermen used it for sighting coming back into harbour. - HAW 11/2002

ND13SE 10 1764 3105.
Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1979)

Broch, Knockinnon: On W side of road to Wick, and about a mile N of Dunbeath, a grassy mound marks the ruins of a broch. It is conical and has a diameter at base of 67ft and an elevation of 12 to 13ft. On the N side, some 12ft distant from the supposed base of the tower, is a portion of an encircling wall or bank some 6ft high on the inner side, and 10ft on outer face. RCAHMS 1911.

The remains of a broch, as described by the RCAHM.
Visited by OS (N K B) 25 March 1968.

No change to RCAHMS report. Visited by OS (J M) 13.10.1982.

Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG3940.

Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG4018.

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 59, No. 216 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1764 3104 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND13SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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