Broch Of Culswick

Broch

Site Name Broch Of Culswick

Classification Broch

Canmore ID 337

Site Number HU24SE 4

NGR HU 25397 44801

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Shetland Islands
  • Parish Sandsting
  • Former Region Shetland Islands Area
  • Former District Shetland
  • Former County Shetland

Archaeology Notes

25397 44801

(HU 2538 4481) Brough of Culswick (NR)

OS 6" map, Shetland, 2nd ed., (1903).

One of the best preserved brochs in Shetland, still standing to a maximum height of 15'. Although the main structure is encumbered by fallen masonry, its general outline can be clearly followed, the overall diameter being 53' and the average wall thickness 14'.

Outside, at a distance varying from 11' to 25', there has been a wall or stone revetted rampart, 13' 6" thick. Only the remains of its inner and outer faces are visible, rising to a height of 6' 6". The area between the broch and the outer defence is covered with fallen stones, some of which at least appear to be from out-buildings.

RCAHMS 1946, visited 1931.

Broch of Culswick is as described by RCAHMS.

Visited by OS (RL) 11 June 1968.

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