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Knockinnon

Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name Knockinnon

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Canmore ID 8126

Site Number ND13SE 10

NGR ND 1764 3105

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

ND13SE 10 1764 3105.

(ND 1764 3105) Broch (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1979)

Broch, Knockinnon: On the W side of the road to Wick, and about a mile N of Dunbeath, a grassy mound marks the ruins of a broch. It is conical and has a diameter at base of 67ft and an elevation of 12 to 13ft. On the N side, some 12ft distant from the supposed base of the tower, is a portion of an encircling wall or bank some 6ft high on the inner side, and 10ft on the outer face.

RCAHMS 1911.

The remains of a broch, as described by the RCAHM.

Visited by OS (N K B) 25 March 1968.

No change to the RCAHMS report.

Visited by OS (J M) 13 October 1982.

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Publication Account (2007)

ND13 7 KNOCKINNON ND/1764 3105

Possible broch in Latheron, Caith-ness, consisting of a grassy mound on the west side of the road to Wick; no structural features can be seen, but part of an encircling wall or bank is visible on the north side, some 3.6m (12ft) from the mound. It is 1.8m (6ft) high on the inner side and 3.0m (10ft) on the outer.

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 13 SE 10: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 59, no. 216.

E W MacKie 2007

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