MHG7421 - Broch, Carn Mor


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH49NE 3 4903 992
Carn Mor (NR) OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 1st ed., (1875)

Carn Mor, a large cairn according to the ONB, an uncertain broch according to Graham (A Graham 1949), and a much ruined broch according to Watson (W J Watson 1904). In 1888 it stood 5-6 ft high, and the overall diameter was about 65 ft. (R Pococke 1887)
Name Book 1875

Carn Mor, a broch, surviving as a mound of tumbled stones, about 2m high, on a low natural knoll. The outer wall face can be seen on S side for a length of 12m and maximum height of 3 courses (See Illustration Card) with traces of inner face in same arc indicating a wall thickness of 4.3m. All other details are obscured by tumble or destroyed by robbing from E.
Re-surveyed at 1/2500 (Visited by OS (R D L) 24 May 1963)
Visited by OS (N K B) 30 September 1969

Carn Mor (NAT) Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 6"map, (1969)

The broch is as described. An overall dimension of 16-17m diameter is estimated.
Visited by OS (J M) 27 October 1976

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Grid reference Centred NH 4903 9925 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH49NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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