MHG984 - Broch, Knockglass Farm


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Type and Period (2)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

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

That this is a broch is suggested by the character and curve of the wall of the small fragment of building here.
RCAHMS 1911.

This is a grass-covered mound, 1.2m high, 14m E-W by 10m transversely, with a small pile of grass-covered stones on top. Though artificial, there is now no evidence to suggest that this is a broch; nor could its nature be determined.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 22 October 1964.

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 5 October 1981.

ND06 6 KNOCKGLASS 2 ('Achigremach', 'Knock Glass 2') ND/0489 6345
Probable broch in Halkirk, Caith-ness, consisting of a grass-covered mound, 1.2m high in which, in 1910, was visible part of a curved wallface which looked broch-like [2]; this can no longer be seen [1].
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 06 SW 11: 2. RCAHMS 1911a, 47, no. 171.

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Grid reference Centred ND 0489 6344 (70m by 70m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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