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Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name Framside

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Hills Of Lieurary

Canmore ID 7931

Site Number ND06SE 5

NGR ND 0890 6199

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Halkirk
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND06SE 5 0890 6199

(ND 0890 6199) Mound (NR)

OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1907).

A broch stood at the NW end of a grassy knoll some 6ft or 8ft high. No part of the structure is visible, but it seems to have had a diameter of about 54ft.

RCAHMS 1911.

The mutilated remains of this broch consist of a grass- covered mound between 32.0m and 40.0m in diamater by 4.3m high; the central part, measuring 16.0m in diameter by 2.0m high, is the remains of the actual broch, but no trace of walling is visible.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D), 16 Feburary 1965.

(ND 0890 6199) Broch (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

The turf-covered remains of a broch with outworks, as described by previous field investigator There are no facing-stones exposed.

Visited by OS (N K B), 17 August 1981

'Broch', Framside. Dimensions: 32 x 30m. Grass-covered oval mound 5m high, quarried on N side where coursing has been exposed. A platform 5m diameter exists at the top of the mound.

R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995.


Publication Account (2007)

ND06 3 FRAMSIDE ('Hills of Lieurary') ND/0890 6199

Possible broch in Halkirk, Caithness, consisting of a grass-covered circular mound in which no trace of walling is visible. Despite this an estimated diameter of about 16m has been suggested [1], or 54 ft (16.5m) [2]. Outworks are reported [1].

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 06 SE 5: 2. RCAHMS 1911a, 34, no. 11.

E W MacKie 2007


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