MHG7819 - Broch, Blarbog

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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH19SE 1 1695 9008.

(NH 1695 9008) Pitish Tower (OE) (Remains of).
OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)

The foundation of a circular mound or old wall about 30 feet in diameter, on the north bank of Allt Raon a'Chroisg about 5 chains above the Ullapool Road, is stated by A G Pirie Esq., proprietor of the Leckmeln Estate, to be known locally and traditionally as the remains of a Pictish Tower. Lt Col T P White who signed this note, (1886) taken from the survey trace,could not trace any descriptive name for it.
Name Book 1875; D Macdonald, A Polson and J Brown 1931

Calder and Steer could find no trace of a 'Pictish Tower' (? broch)
and the oldest local inhabitant had never heard of its existence.
Visited October 1947.
C S T Calder and K A Steer 1948-9

At the published site there is a grass-and-heather- covered knoll, bordered on two sides by a steep ravine. Many loose rubble stones litter the hillock, suggesting some kind of previous construction, but there is nothing to indicate a broch. The knoll is not circular now, but it appears to have been quarried on the north side.
Visited by OS (N K B) 6 October 1964

No change to previous report
Visited by OS (N K B) 25 September 1970


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 35, 189 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3367.


MacDonald, Polson and Brown, D, A and J, {1931}, The book of Ross, Sutherland and Caithness, Orkney and Shetland: descriptive, historical and antiquarian notes, 75 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2437.


Calder and Steer, C S T and K A, 1951, 'Dun Lagaidh and four other prehistoric monuments near Ullapool, Ross and Cromarty', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 83 1948-9, p.68-76, 76 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG667.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 1694 9007 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH19SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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