MHG7431 - Broch - Croick


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH49SE 1 4564 9143.
Immediately SW of church at Croick, there is a much-robbed broch constructed of unusually large unhewn boulders. The inner and outer wall-faces can be traced intermittently giving an overall diameter of c.18.4m over walling 4.3m in thickness. Within the wall in S. arc are traces of a medial (?stabilising) wall. No evidence of an entrance can now be seen. A line of rough boulders some 5.5m distant from broch on N. and SW sides may be remains of an outwork. Elsewhere it has been destroyed by ploughing or obscured by field clearance.
Surveyed at 1/2500.(Visited by OS (W D J) 24 May 1963)
Visited by OS (NKB) 2 October 1969; J Anderson 1890; A Graham 1949

Broch {NR} OS 1/10,000 map, (1971)

No change to previous field report.
Visited by OS (J M) 24 November 1976

NH/4564 9143
Probable broch in Kincardine made of large boulders and which has been much robbed [1]. The inner and outer faces can be traced here and there and suggest an overall diameter of about 18.4m over a wall 4.3m thick. Within the wall on the south side are traces of a wallface, presumably for the stabilisation of the rubble core.
Source: 1. NMRS site no. NH 49 SE 1: 2. <1>

In 2014 ARCH provided a number of courses, field trips and other activities exploring and researching the remains of the 19th century engineer, road and church builder Thomas Telford. A project was undertaken in Kyle of Sutherland, during which many sites were visited and photographed by participants. The broch was photographed during this project. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4563 9143 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH49SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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