MHG7084 - Possible Broch and Steatite Cup - Killilan


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A circular structure of uncemented stones (probably a broch), near Killilan (NG 94 30), produced on excavation, a steatite cup 5 1/2" diameter with a handle. It was donated in 1882 to the NMAS. - AQ 14 - as part of the collection of Adam Sim of Culter Mains, by Mrs White of Netherurd House, Dolphinton.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1882; NMAS 1892.

Enquiries at Killilan and Faddoch failed to locate this site.
Visited by OS (R L) 13 October 1966.

NG/94 30
Possible broch in Kintail, Ross and Cromarty, which has not been located in modern times [1]. It was a circular building of drystone masonry which yielded a handled steatite cup 14.0cm (5.5 in) in diameter which was acquired by the National Museum in 1882 (No. AG 14).
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. NG 93 SW 2: 2. Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 16 (1881-82), 145 and 148 (donation). 3. National Museum of Antiquities (NMAS) 1892, 59. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 9400 3000 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG93SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KINTAIL

Finds (1)

  • CUP (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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