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Kilearnan Hill

Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name Kilearnan Hill

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Killouran

Canmore ID 7087

Site Number NC91NW 8

NGR NC 9293 1882

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC91NW 8 9293 1882

(NC 9292 1882) Broch (NR).

OS 6" map, (1964)

On a knoll beside the burn at Kilournan has stood a broch, now entirely demolished. Only a few structureless heaps of small stones remain.

RCAHMS 1911.

This broch has been almost entirely removed, except for a rim of turf and small stones which denotes its overall diameter as having been about 18.0m. No structural details remain, and later stone clearance has been dumped in portions of the broch.

Visited by OS (J D) 2 June 1961 and (J B) 5 May 1976.


Publication Account (2007)

NC91 6 KILLOURAN ('Kilournan', 'Kil-earnan Hill')

NC/9293 1882

Possible broch in Kildonan, Suther-land, now a featureless heap of stones in which no structural features are visible. It is in a position without natural defences and there are no signs of any outer walls or ditches.

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. NC 91 NW 8: 2. RCAHMS 1911a, 106, no. 310: 3. Swanson (ms) 1985, 791.

E W MacKie 2007


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