MHG7754 - 3 Pictish Brochs or Roundhouses, Tournaig


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Type and Period (2)

  • BROCH? (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) HUT CIRCLE (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NG88SE 3 877 830

Three 'Pictish brochs, or round houses' were 'exposed to view in trenching new land on shores of Loch nan Dailthean at Tournaig several years ago. Some steatite whorls, stone troughs, ashes, and other remains, were found in them'.
The 'stone troughs' are also described as querns and were found when land was trenched in 1879.
J H Dixon 1886.

No further information. Visited by OS (N K B) 12 March 1965.

NG/877 830
Three possible brochs or round-houses are reported to have been found near Tournaig in Gairloch, Ross and Cromarty, on the shores of Loch nan Dailthean some years before 1886 together with some steatite whorls, stone “troughs”, ashes and other remains [2]. It seems unlikely that the foundations of three brochs were found close together.
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. NG 88 SE 3: 2. Dixon 1886, 97-8, 104, 142 and 146 (figs.): 3. Close-Brooks 1984, 288. <1>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 8780 8350 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

Finds (2)

  • SADDLE QUERN (Undated)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Undated)

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