MHG9629 - Broch, Trantlemore
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Type and Period (1)
- BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
Broch (NR) OS 6"map, (1963)
The remains of a broch surviving as a turf-covered mound 1.2m high with external base-coursing visible, especially in NE, indicating a diameter of 17.6m over walls 4.2m thick. In 1909, there were indications that the entrance was in N, but these are no longer apparent. RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (W D J) 28 April 1960.
The remains of a broch as described by the previous field investigator; a pit dug in the NE arc reveals no structural details.
Visited by OS (J B) 8 June 1977.
NC85 3 TRANTLEMORE NC/8918 5338
Probable broch in Farr, Sutherland, situated on a slight rise 250mwest of the Halladale river. It consists of a turf-grownmound of stones 1.2m high; facing stones visible suggest an overall diameter of 17.6m over a wall 4.2m thick. The entrance seems to have been from the north in 1909  but nothing can be seen now .
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. NC 85 SE 2: 2. RCAHMS 1911a, 62, no. 188: 3. Mercer 1980, 146, no. 2: 4. Swanson (ms) 1985, 766-67 and plan. <1>
- --- Text/Report: 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. 188.
- <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. NC85 3 TRANTLEMORE.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 8917 5338 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/6824 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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