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Broch (Iron Age)(Possible), Cup (Steatite)

Site Name Killilan

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible), Cup (Steatite)

Canmore ID 12027

Site Number NG93SW 2

NGR NG 94 30

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kintail
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NG93SW 2 c. 94 30

Possibly on map sheet NG92NW.

A circular structure of uncemented stones (probably a broch), near Killilan (NG 94 30), produced on excavation, a steatite cup 5 1/2" diameter with a handle. It was donated in 1882 to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS - AQ 14] as part of the collection of Adam Sim of Culter Mains, by Mrs White of Netherurd House, Dolphinton.

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1882; National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) 1892.

Enquiries at Killilan and Faddoch failed to locate this site.

Visited by OS (R L) 13 October 1966.


Publication Account (2007)


NG/94 30

Possible broch in Kintail, Ross and Cromarty, which has not been located in modern times [1]. It was a circular building of drystone masonry which yielded a handled steatite cup 14.0cm (5.5 in) in diameter which was acquired by the National Museum in 1882 (No. AG 14).

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. NG 93 SW 2: 2. Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 16 (1881-82), 145 and 148 (donation). 3. National Museum of Antiquities (NMAS) 1892, 59.

E W MacKie 2007


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