MHG7617 - Broch, Allt Dail A' Bhraid

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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Recorded in survey by Dr Thomas C. Welsh, Sept. 1998.
See assoc. docs.
EM 18/08/2004

NH29SW 10 2136 9494.

In angle of modern fence, on N bank of Allt Dail a' Bhraid at base of debris fan from waterfall, and in a low lying situation between steep hillside and lateral moraine, foundations of a possible solid-based broch with outwork. The broch has an internal diameter of 8m with a wall thickness of around 6m. On NE arc are indications of foundation of mural gallery and possible entrance on E. Also on NE is a substantial outwork with substructures. A building foundation overlies wall on SW, 8m by 9m. A 4m thick wall overlies broch wall flush with inside on E to outside on S so that later enclosure appears pear-shaped. Traces of an enclosure extend 25m W, and there are traces of a concentric outwork close to broch wall on S and W.
T C Welsh 1992.
See assoc. docs. File for SMR NH80NE0045.
J Aitken : 22/02/01.

NH29 1 ALLT DAIL a' BHRAID
NH/2136 9494
This probable broch in Lochbroom, Ross and Cromarty, stands on the bank of a stream and consists of traces of a circular building with an internal diameter of 8m and a wall thickness of about 6m. There are traces of a mural gallery on the north-east and the entrance seems to be on the east side. There are signs of an outer defensive bank on the south and west, close to the broch.
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. NH 29 SW 10: 2. T Welsh in Discovery and Excavation in Scotland, 1992, 46. <1>

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 2135 9494 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH29SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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