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East Clyth

Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name East Clyth

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Canmore ID 8578

Site Number ND23NE 11

NGR ND 2995 3923

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND23NE 11 2995 3923

(ND 2995 3923) Broch (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1977)

A small artificial knoll - the remains of a Pictish dwelling.

Name Book 1871.

The remains of a broch, now visible as a low, turf-covered sub-circular mound with a slightly concave centre, 1.0m high and some 20.0m in diameter, situated on near-level ground on the NE bank of a burn. Soil erosion has revealed a heavy stone content, but no definite traces of wall faces can be seen, save possibly on the NW side, where a single course of stones protrudes through the turf, forming a horseshoe shape, 2.0m across, indicating a mural cell.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (NKB), 10 May 1967.


Publication Account (2007)

ND23 4 EAST CLYTH ND/2995 3923

Possible broch in Latheron, Caithness, consisting of a low, turf-covered mound with a slightly concave centre and standing on level ground next to a burn. Erosion has revealed many stones but the only trace of a wallface is on the north-west; here a single course is visible in a horseshoe shape, possibly marking the presence of a mural cell.

Source: 1. NMRS site no. ND 23 NE 11.

E W MacKie 2007


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