MHG7987 - Leachonich

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

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NH68NE 13 6812 8546. Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 25", 1967

A broch at Lechanich is said within living memory to have been 6 or 7 feet high with chambers.
W J Watson 1904.

It is not certain that the structure of Upper Lechanich is a broch.
A Graham 1949.

The remains of broch situated on a rise with commanding view, and surviving as mound of tumbled stones. A few base stones of outer wall face indicate an overall diameter of 18.5m NE-SW and a short stretch of inner face in NE gives a wall thickness of 4.6m at this point. In S are traces of a mural cell, possible a guard chamber. The entrance, 1.2m wide, is in ESE and is visible for a height of two courses from interior as far as a door-check, a distance of 1.5m. Two other facing stones in line with N side of the entrance indicate a wall thickness here of 4.7m.
Modern walls overlie the N part of the broch.
Surveyed at 1/2500 (OS {W D J}).
Visited by OS (W D J) 16 May 1963 and (R L) 26 October 1970.


Watson, W J, 1904, Place names of Ross and Cromarty, 31 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2917.


Graham, A, 1949, 'Some observations on the brochs', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 81 1946-7, p.48-99, 96 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1531.


RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 23, No. 186 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6811 8546 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH68NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish EDDERTON

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