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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 653601

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


ND06NW 20 0268 6947

(ND 0268 6947) Tulloch of Lybster (Brough) (NR)

OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907).

The 'Tulloch of Lyster' broch has been cleared out and a wide gap made through the wall on the SE and NW, but small portions of the inner and outer wall faces are still visible. Its internal diameter is about 32 1/2ft, and its wall thickness, 14 1/2ft. There are slight remains of secondary buildings against the outer wall towards the E. A rampart, stone-faced on the inner side, with a ditch, formerly encircled the broch at a distance of 23ft, and the remains are still visible on the S and SW.

RCAHMS 1911.

The grass-covered remains of this broch survive to a height of 1.4m, where traces of the inner and outer wall faces are visible. To the W of the broch there is a grass-covered bank, 0.8m high, from which protrudes a dry-stone wall, probably the remains of the broch outworks. There is a wide ditch, possibly contemporary with the broch, to the W and S of the broch outworks; it has been used as a dump for stones.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 28 October 1964.

(ND 0268 6947) Tulloch of Lybster (NAT) Broch (NR)

OS 6" map, (1969)

The broch, with outer rampart surviving on the W side, is generally as described above. The remains on the E side are unclear; what seems to be the remnants of the outer rampart survives 7.0m from the broch obscured by field clearance.

Visited by OS (J B) 10 September 1981.

The broch survives as a grass-covered mound about 20m by 1m high overall. Two outer ramparts with a medial ditch, are visible at a distance of 7m from the broch, and to the W is a sub-circular, grass-covered mound, 12 by 0.8m probably the remains of an outwork.

R J Mercer 1981.

The broch is visible on a RAF vertical air photograph (106G/Scot/UK133 4093, flown 30 June 1946).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), October 2004.

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