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Newlands Of Clyth

Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name Newlands Of Clyth

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Upper Lybster

Canmore ID 8605

Site Number ND23NE 7

NGR ND 2724 3811

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 7 2724 3811

(ND 2724 3811) Broch (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1977)

The site of a 'Tulloch' or 'Pict's House' which has been removed, leaving only a few of the foundation stones.

Name Book 1871.

Little remains of this broch apart from a few large facing stones protruding through the turf on its E and W sides. A short stretch of scarping 1.0m high to the SW indicates the former presence of a berm. The whole site has been mutilated by ploughing and later building, the remains of which are visible immediately to the N and W as vague rectangular foundations.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (AA), 4 May 1967.


Publication Account (2007)

ND23 12 UPPER LYBSTER ('Pict’s house')

ND/2724 3811

Site of a possible broch in Latheron, Caithness, recorded as a 'Pict's house' of which only a few foundation stones remain. There are suggestions of a berm on the south-west.

Source: 1. NMRS site no. ND 23 NE 7.

E W MacKie 2007


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