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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 650622

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NC75NW 2 7139 5942.

(NC 7139 5942) Broch (NR)

OS 6"map, (1964)

The denuded remains of a broch, 28 feet in diameter within a wall 14 feet thick, with an entrance in the north. The walls of a chamber lie 8 feet west of the passage and the remains of buildings lie outside.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909.

The remains of a broch, set on a low knoll and generally as described by RCAHMS except that the north segment is now severely denuded and the entrance passage is no longer visible although the chamber survives. In the north arc of the interior are traces of a dry-stone chamber, partly built into the broch wall. To the SW of the broch lies a circular rubble-walled enclosure, 7.2m in diameter with no visible entrance, whose period is uncertain.

Remains of a ditch, partly accompanied by an outer bank, curve round the broch on the north and west and are probably a contemporary defence, protecting the easier approach.

Visited by OS (J L D) 27 April 1960.

The broch is as described by previous OS investigator.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (I S S) 9 July 1971.

The broch and its outer defence are generally as described by previous OS investigators, the remains are obscured by tumble, and mutilated by stone robbing and the insertion of later structures.

Visited by OS (J B) 10 July 1977.

NC 606 364 and NC 714 593 An initial assessment in December 2000 of the potential damage to known archaeological sites, including a number of Scheduled Ancient Monuments, from work on replacing electricity poles, was followed by a watching brief at Grummore (NC 606 364; NMRS NC63NW 1) and Ach Coillenaborgie (NC 714 593; NMRS NC75NW 35 and NC75NW 2 ). This revealed that no damage had been done to the archaeological features in the initial placing of the poles.

Report to be lodged with Highland SMR.

Sponsor: Scottish & Southern Energy plc.

C Dagg 2001

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