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Carrol

Fort (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Carrol

Classification Fort (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 6497

Site Number NC80NW 13

NGR NC 84 07

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NC80NW 13 84 07.

Craig Bar, 664ft high, on the S side of Loch Brora above Carrol, is fortified with a ditch. It is a steep, rocky precipice only accessible by a narrow neck of land between it and the neighbouring hill. In contains about 8 acres and could not be easily defended. It has probably taken its name from some chief of the name of Bar who possessed it as a stronghold.

T Pennant 1776; Statistical Account (OSA) 1794; J Mackay 1894.

Enquiries at Carrol could not connect the name 'Craig Bar' with any feature in the area. From the description given Carrol Rock (NC 845 078) seems to be the only possible location, although it may well apply to the known fort on Duchary Rock (NC80SE 3). Perambulation of Carrol Rock revealed no obvious signs of fortifications, the only ditches seen on top being old broken drainage ditches.

Visited by OS (W D J) 28 April 1964.

No change since report of 28 April 1964

Visited by OS (J B) 2 November 1975.

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