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Publication Account

Date 2007

Event ID 586429

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


ND25 14 SCOTTAG ND/2566 5699

Possible broch in Watten, Caithness, now a low stony mound about 1.5m (5ft) high. In 1870, while part of the mound was being removed, a stone cist was found containing decayed bones, black earth, a finger-ring and a bronze buckle; there were also some well-preserved fragments of deer antler. The cist may mean that the mound is a cairn but if the bronze spiral finger-ring of Iron Age type, found in 'a mound at Watten", which was bought by the National Museum in 1894 [3], is from this site then it is likely to be a broch.

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 25 NE 5: 2. Proc Soc Antiq Scot 28 (1893-94), 239 (find): 3. RCAHMS 1911b, 130-31, no. 470.

E W MacKie 2007

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