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Archaeology Notes

Date  - 1961

Event ID 658485

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NG24NE 5 2987 4537.

Occupying the summit of a very slight rocky knoll on the W side of Glen Heysdal, some 250 yards W of and about 100' higher than the Caroy River, about a mile N of where it falls into Loch Caroy, is a fragment of a broch. It stands at an elevation of nearly 200' above sea level, and looking down the Glen commands a view of the sea. The broch has been reduced to the foundation course, and it is impossible to detect the whole of the outer ring. Sufficient, however, remains to indicate its dimensions. The internal diameter is 34'6" and the wall is 12' thick. The entrance lies to the WSW, but only the southern wall of the passage is partly indicated. The curve of the northern wall of an oval cell 4'4" wide, in the thickness of the wall, is traceable on the NW.

(RCAHMS 1928; A Graham 1949).

A broch, situated at NG 298 454 and as described by RCAHM except that the entrance and oval cell cannot now be determined accurately.

Visited by OS (C F W) 13 May 1961.

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