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Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name Bardintulloch

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Upper Clyth

Canmore ID 8607

Site Number ND23NE 9

NGR ND 2730 3727

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Archaeology Notes

ND23NE 9 2730 3727

(ND 2730 3727) Broch (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1977)

The site of a 'Pict's House' destroyed about 1867. Only a slight knoll now marks the site.

Name Book 1871.

The remains of a broch, almost obliterated by ploughing. On the NW side, as well as some facing stones protruding through the turf, there is a section of typical broch walling, 2.2m long and 0.7m high, overlaid by a modern fence. Two facing stones also occur on its SE side in a small area of ground avoided by the plough.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (A A), 4 May 1967.


Publication Account (2007)

ND23 11 UPPER CLYTH (‘Bardintulloch’, 'Pict's house')

ND/2730 3727

Site of a possible broch in Latheron, Caithness, now almost completely destroy-ed by ploughing except for a section of “typical broch walling” [1] on the north-west. There was a 'Pict's house' here until about 1867 [1].

Source: 1. NMRS site no. ND 23 NE 9.

E W MacKie 2007


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