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Date 13 February 2015 - 31 May 2016

Event ID 1044181

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Note

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1044181

A heavily eroded mound at the seaward end of this promontory to the SW of Scarfskerry Point is probably the remains of a broch, but there is also evidence of a ditch up to 10m broad by 1m deep cutting across the landward side on the ESE. The broch mound still stands about 1.6m high and occupies most of the interior, an area now measuring no more than 25m from ESE to WNW by 18m transversely (0.04ha), but once considerably larger. The position of the entrance is not known, and nor is the relationship between the broch and the defences cutting off the promontory.

Information from An Atlas of Hillforts of Great Britain and Ireland – 31 May 2016. Atlas of Hillforts SC2816

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