MHG796 - Broch, Tulloch of Achavarn

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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Tulloch of Achavarn (NR) OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

About 130 yards S of Achavarn, on E shore of Loch Calder, is site of a broch. The structure, which has measured some 62ft in diameter, has been almost entirely removed. At some 4 or 5ft from its base is a low encircling bank or wall.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

All that remains of this mound are two almost concentric banks of earth and stone, caused by the intrusion of a robber trench 2m to 3m wide. N segment of both banks has been removed. The inner bank, 7m wide and 1.6m high, has a diameter of some 14m. The outer bank, about 4m from the inner, is 3.5m wide and 0.6m high. There is little evidence left to suggest that this is remains of a broch, but siting is typical, & robber trench around circumference suggests that a broad wall has been quarried away. The remains of mound measure over all some 28m in diameter.
Visited by OS (W D J) 9 April 1962.

(ND 0855 5962) Tulloch of Achavarn (NAT) Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 25"map, (1967)

Tulloch of Achavarn, turf-covered remains of a broch as described in the previous field report.
Visited by OS (N K B) 16 September 1981.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 34-5, No. 112 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 0854 5961 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND05NE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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