MHG9956 - Broch, Gailiable


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC91NW 9 9487 1823.

(NC 9487 1823) Broch (NR). OS 6" map, (1964)

On E side of the Gylable Burn about 1/4 mile from the Helmsdale River is a ruinous broch, with only the base of the wall visible. There are no remains of outworks.
RCAHMS 1911.

The broch, situated on a low spur, has been severely robbed, and survives as a mound of bare stones, 2.0m high. The base footings of the outer face, and the inner face protrude intermittently through the tumble giving internal diameter of 8.5m and wall thickness of 4.4m. The entrance, choked with debris, is in the E, but no details can be seen. There are no outworks visible; a tumbled early modern wall extends from the NE and SSE sides of the broch.
Revised at 1/10,000.
Visited by OS (J D) 2 June 1961 and (N K B) 7 April 1976.

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, 106, No. 311 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9487 1823 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC91NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish KILDONAN

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