MHG7836 - Broch & Torc, Loch Broom
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Type and Period (2)
- BROCH? (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
NH18NE 7 c.17 85.
A Middle Bronze Age gold ribbon torc (J M Coles 1862), donated to the NMAS by Hugh MacKenzie of Ardross on the 13th February 1860, came from "a Pictish Burg at the head of Lochbroom" (PSAS 1862) at Little Lochbroom (NMAS cat 1892) or at the head of Little Lochroom (J Anderson 1886). (Acc No: FE 34) (Attributed to the head of LochBroom, since it is the earliest location.)
No further information. Visited by OS (A A) 9 October 1974
NH18 1 LITTLE LOCH BROOM (‘Loch Broom’)
NH/08 88 (OR NH/17 85)
Possible broch in Lochbroom, Wester Ross, somewhere near the head of Little Loch Broom. The only record which might indicate a site comes from the discovery in 1860 or shortly before of a middle Bronze Age gold ribbon torc , donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland by Hugh MacKenzie of Ardross . The finder stated that it came from "a Pictish Burg at the head of Lochbroom"  at Little Lochbroom , subsequently defined as the head of Little Lochbroom . Although it is now attributed to Loch Broom  the apparent mention by the finder of the smaller sea loch to the south surely means that Anderson was correct in placing the find spot at about NH/0888. There is no other report of a broch-like structure at the head of either of the two lochs.
Sources: 1. NMRS no. NH 18 NE 7: 2. 'Donations to the museum and library',
Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 3 (1857-60), 339-41, 361-5, 389-90, 404-7, 437-40, 462-4, 480-9, 363: 3. Anderson 1886: 4. Anon. 1892, accession no. FE 34: 5. Coles 1962, 147. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1966. 'Scottish Middle Bronze Age metalwork', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 97 1963-4, p.82-156. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 82-156. 147.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Anderson, J. 1886. Scotland in pagan times: the bronze and stone ages: the Rhind lectures in archaeology for 1882. 219.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: NMAS. 1892. Catalogue of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. 211.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Talyor, J J. 1980. Bronze Age Goldwork of the British Isles. 94, No. Ro 2.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Eogan, G. 1983. Ribbon torcs in Britain and Ireland. SHG23447. 87-126. 99.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1862. 'Donations to the museum and library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 3 1857-60, p.23-5,36-7,68-9,80-1,106-110,122-3,159-60,183-4,201-3,211-2,235-9,245-53. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 23-5,36-7,68-9,80-1,106-1. 363.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Mackie, E.. 2007. The Roundhouses, Brochs and Wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland c.700 BC - AD 500: Architecture and material culture Part 2 (I & II) The Northern and Southern Mainland and the Western Islands. BAR British Series. 444. Paperback. NH18 1 LITTLE LOCH BROOM.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 1699 8499 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- TORC (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12118 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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