MHG978 - Framside Broch

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Type and Period (1)

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

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Mound (NR) OS 6"map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907)

A broch stood at NW end of a grassy knoll some 6ft or 8ft high. No part of structure is visible, but it seems to have had a diameter of about 54ft.
RCAHMS 1911

The mutilated remains of this broch consist of a grass- covered mound between 32m and 40m in diamater by 4.3m high; the central part, measuring 16m in diameter by 2m high, is the remains of the actual broch, but no trace of walling is visible.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 16 Feburary 1965

Broch (NR) (remains of) OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

The turf-covered remains of a broch with outworks, as described by previous field investigator There are no facing-stones exposed.
Visited by OS (N K B) 17 August 1981

'Broch', Framside. Dimensions: 32 x 30m. Grass-covered oval mound 5m high, quarried on N side where coursing has been exposed. A platform 5m diameter exists at the top of the mound.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995


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, No. 11 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ND 0890 6199 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND06SE
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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