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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 654929

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


ND16SW 4 1085 6056.

(ND 1085 6056) Broch (NR) (remains of)

OS 6" map, (1970)

A large grassy mound, sloping away gradually to the S, and containing the ruins of a broch at its N end, has been quarried to some extent, but no wall is exposed anywhere. The diameter of the mound has been from 60 to 70ft, and some 8 or 9ft in height.


Classified as a broch.

A Graham 1949

The greatly mutilated remains of the grass-covered mound are now almost square due to ploughing on two sides; it now measures 33.0m across by 2.7m high. The only distinguishable feature is a small kerb-like section 0.3m high on the SE side. There is a modern cairn on the N segment. Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 16 February 1965

The remains of a broch surviving as a mound surmounting a larger mound, all overgrown with rough grass. The broch mound is about 18.0m in diameter and 1.5m high but it is truncated on the N side by ploughing, and mutilated by surface quarrying. A content of slabs is exposed in the N flank. The larger mound is as described by the previous authorities.

Visited by OS (N K B) 15 February 1982

'Broch', Upper Sour. Dimensions: 35 x 34m. Subcircular grass-covered mound 4m high quarried on the SW side. Coursing is visible on the NW side. At the top there is a platform 16m in diameter, surmounted by a modern cairn.

R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

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