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Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name Murza

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Canmore ID 8847

Site Number ND26SE 7

NGR ND 2538 6290

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND26SE 7 2538 6290.

(ND 2538 6290) Broch (NR) (remains of)

OS 6" map, (1970)

This mound, containing the ruins of a broch, stood 12ft high in 1873, and was well preserved.

Name Book 1873.

Growing crops prevented examination in 1910.

RCAHMS 1911.

An oval, grass-covered stony mound measuring some 40.0m NW-SE by 32.0m transversely and 2.4m high. The flat central area on its summit measures 19.0m by 13.0m. No trace of broch walling can be seen but some dressed stones lie on the ground surface. No finds have been made.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) 6 September 1965.

A turf-covered broch mound as described by the previous field investigator.

Visited by OS (N K B) 18 May 1982.


Publication Account (2007)

ND26 9 MURZA ND/2538 6290

Possible broch in Dunnet, Caithness, consisting of a mound in a field which was 3.66m (12ft) high in 1873 but which is now reduced to 2.4m. It has a flat summit 19.0m by 13.0m and no traces of masonry can be seen.

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 26 SE 7: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 22, no. 63.

E W MacKie 2007


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