MHG687 - Broch, Kirk O' Banks


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Brough (NR) (site of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

There are no visible remains of this broch. RCAHMS 1911.

There are no certain traces of a broch at this site, except for a slightly elevated ridge, in which no trace of walling or stones could be found. No further information was obtained. Revised at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R B) 23 February 1965.

The site of this broch is visible only as a slight depression. There is no structural evidence. C E Batey 1982.

The site of this broch is as described by the previous authorities. The slight ridge noted by previous OS field investigator delimits the S side of the depression mentioned by Batey.
Visited by OS (J B) 26 April 1982.

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, 27, No. 84 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

Batey, C E, 1982, Caithness coastal survey 1982: interim reports 1980-2, Dun 18 (Text/Report). SHG1960.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2525 7388 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND27SE
Civil Parish DUNNET
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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