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Latheronwheel Bridge

Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name Latheronwheel Bridge

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Lat 261

Canmore ID 8169

Site Number ND13SE 5

NGR ND 18657 32616

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND13SE 5 18657 32616

(ND 1865 3260) Broch (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1979).

Location formerly entered as ND 1865 3260.

Broch: a mound about 10ft in height almost entirely covered by vegetation. On the S side a wall some 10ft long and 2 to 3ft high is exposed and a portion of what appears to be an outer casing wall. The diameter of the structure over all is some 53ft. Some forty human skulls are said to have been found many years ago in excavation, no record of which exists.

RCAHMS 1911.

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

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B), 15 March 1968.

No change to the RCAHMS report. The portion of outer casing or lining wall is 0.9m thick.

Visited by OS (J M), 14 October 1982.

Activities

Field Visit (15 March 1968)

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

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 15 March 1968.

Project (1980 - 1982)

Field Visit (14 October 1982)

No change to the RCAHMS report. The portion of outer casing or lining wall is 0.9m thick.

Visited by OS (J M) 14 October 1982.

Publication Account (2007)

ND13 5 BURN OF LATHERON-WHEEL ('Latheronwheel Bridge')

ND/1865 3260

Probable broch in Latheron, Caith-ness, consisting of a mound 3m (10ft) high with, on the south side, a stretch of curved wallface 3m (10ft) long and 60-90cm (2-3ft) high. Against this wallface can be seen part of an outer casing wall 90cm thick [1]. Some forty human skulls were said to have been found here many years before 1910, but no contemporary record of the discovery is known.

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 13 SE 5: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 58, no. 212.

E W MacKie 2007

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