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Cai Dun

Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name Cai Dun

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Canmore ID 6413

Site Number NC76SW 18

NGR NC 71 61

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 18 71 61.

Cai Duin (Remains of) or Cai Dun, 'the house hill', is 'The remains of a pict's house so called from the elevated position it occupies' (ONB 1873). It is located to the area centred NC 71 61 but is not published on the OS 6"map, Sutherland, 1st ed., (1873) sheet 18.

Name Book 1873.

This structure was not located during field investigation.

Visited by OS (J L D) 28 April 1960.

Not located.

Visited by OS (R L) 7 July 1971.


Publication Account (2007)


c. NC/71 61

Site of a possible broch in Farr, Sutherland; it wasmarked as a “Pict's house” on the OS map of 1873 but recent visits have failed to locate any structure [1].

Source: 1. NMRS site no. NC 76 SW 18:

E W MacKie 2007


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