MHG687 - Possible 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

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.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2525 7388 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND27SE
Civil Parish DUNNET
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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