MHG9621 - Broch, Carn Liath

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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC85SE 3 8940 5233.

(NC 8940 5233) Carn Liath (NAT) Broch (NR) OS 6"map, (1963)

The remains of a broch consisting of a mound of small stones, about 2m high, known as Carn Liath - the Grey Cairn. The circuit of the external grounders can be traced, indicating a diameter of 18.8m over walls 4.5m thick. In 1909 the entrance passage was visible in E, but no structural features were discernible in 1960.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (W D J) 28 April 1960.

A broch generally as described above. A rough trench has been cut across the broch revealing the entrance in the NE. No other details have been exposed.
Revised at 1/10,560. Visited by OS (J B) 8 June 1977.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 62, No. 187 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 8939 5233 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC85SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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