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Achies West

Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name Achies West

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Achies 3

Canmore ID 8306

Site Number ND15NW 16

NGR ND 1305 5522

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND15NW 16 1305 5522.

(ND 1305 5522) Broch (NR) (site of)

OS 6" map, (1970)

Recorded as a 'site' with no further information.

Name Book 1872; RCAHMS 1911.

Except for a very slight rise in the ground, no trace of a broch or any other structure could be seen at this site.

Visited by OS (R D) 8 February 1965.

No change to the previous field report.

Visited by OS (J B) 24 December 1981.


Publication Account (2007)

ND15 5 ACHIES 3 (‘Achies West’, 'Harpsdale')

ND/1305 5522

Site of a possible broch in Halkirk,. Caithness, reported by Anderson to have been destroyed in 1841 and to have had a well with clear water in it [3]. There is nothing to be seen now but a slight rise in the ground.

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 15 NW 16: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 47, no. 180: 3. Anderson 1890, 185: 4. Swanson (ms) 1985 (ms), 652.

E W MacKie 2007


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