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Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name Farr

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Clerkhill

Canmore ID 6404

Site Number NC76SW 1

NGR NC 7175 6338

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Farr
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC76SW 1 7175 6338.

(NC 7175 6338) Dun (NR) (site of)

OS 6"map, (1964)

Traces of a broad stonybank on the end of a rigde. The area is roughly D-shaped and is an ideal site for a dun, although RCAHMS classify it as a broch. The house at NC 7178 6338 is called 'The Dhuine', but otherwise there is no local knowledge of the site.

J Horsburgh 1870; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909; Visited by OS (J L D) 28 April 1960.

The remains of a broch.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 7 July 1971.

The remains of a broch situated on the end of a rocky ridge. It comprises a turf-covered quarried mound, the east half of which has been removed to accommodate the outbuildings of a croft. At the base of the mound in the west arc is the base course of the broch outer face forming an arc about 9.0m long.

Visitd by OS (N K B) 8 August 1977.


Publication Account (2007)

NC76 3 CLERKHILL (‘Farr’)

NC/7175 6338

Possible broch in Farr, Sutherland, consisting of a turf-covered, quarriedmound on the end of a ridge, the east half of which has been removed tomake way for the outbuildings of a croft. On the west side is a part of the basal course of the outer wall of a broch-like structure forming an arc about 9.0m long [1].

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. NC 76 SW 1: 2. Horsburgh 1870, 275: 3. RCAHMS 1911a, 90, no. 265.

E W MacKie 2007


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