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Publication Account

Date 2007

Event ID 586477

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


ND33 1 BROUAN 1 (‘Bruan 1’)

ND/3102 3949

Possible broch in Latheron, Caithness, consisting of a conspicuous turf-covered, stony mound about 3.05m (10ft) high and 4.58m (50ft) in diameter (Illus. 7.079); the outer wall could be seen in the south arc as a single, disconnected course of heavy stones [1]. The broch mound appears to be sitting on a platform some 42m in diameter with a number of orthostats visible on its outer edge [4]. This has been surrounded by a ditch and a counterscarp bank which survive on north-west and north-east sides [4].

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 33 NW 1: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 52, no. 193: 3. Feachem 1963, 164: 4. Mercer 1985, no. WAR 113 and fig. 60.

E W MacKie 2007

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