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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 648530

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/648530

NC40SE 2 4686 0273.

(NC 4686 0273) Broch (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1971)

The heavily robbed remains of a broch which appears to have measured about 22m externally and about 9m internally but now takes the form of an almost featureless mound. The external lower course was visible in 1909 on the north and SE, but by 1963, only four stones on the east remained in situ. Otherwise the wall was traceable only as a grass-covered stony mound 0.3m in maximum height internally with the odd large stone being visible. The inner wall face was not identifiable but a slight circular depression indicated the court area. The entrance had probably been in the SE. Associated walling could be traced for about 20m along the top of the natural slopes at a distance varying from 4m to 6m to the west of the broch.

Re-surveyed at 1:10 560.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (R D L) 25 May 1963.

No change to previous field report of 25 May 1963.

Visited by OS (J B) 9 September 1976.

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