MHG687 - Possible Broch, Kirk O' Banks
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Type and Period (1)
- BROCH? (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
ND27 4 RATTAR BURN (‘Rattarburn’, 'Rattar Broch') ND/2525 7389
Site of possible broch in Dunnet, Caithness, at the mouth of the Burn, visible only as a slight depression.
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 27 SE 2: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 27, no. 84: 3. Anderson 1890, 184: 4. Batey (ms) 1982, Dun 18. <1>
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.
- --- Text/Report: Batey, C E. 1982. Caithness coastal survey 1982: interim reports 1980-2. . Dun 18.
- --- Text/Report: 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.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Mackie, E.. 2007. The Roundhouses, Brochs and Wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland c.700 BC - AD 500: Architecture and material culture Part 2 (I & II) The Northern and Southern Mainland and the Western Islands. BAR British Series. 444. Paperback. ND27 4 RATTAR BURN.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 2525 7388 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8875 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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