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Broch (Iron Age)(Possible), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Whitefield

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Geise 2

Canmore ID 8482

Site Number ND16NW 6

NGR ND 1054 6514

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND16NW 6 1054 6514.

(ND 1054 6514) Site of (NAT) Pict's House (NR)

OS 6" map, Caithness, 1st ed., (1872)

This is where a "Pict's house" formerly stood, but has been completely defaced.

Name Book 1872.

The location is in an arable field. There are no mounds or swellings that might indicate a previous structure.

Visited by OS (J M) 30 September 1981.


Publication Account (2007)

ND16 3 GEISE 2 ('Pict’s house') ND/1054 6514

Site of possible broch in Olrig, Caithness, said to have been where a 'Pict's house' stood [1]. There are no traces of anything in the arable field.

Source: 1. NMRS site no. ND 16 NW 6.


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