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Rattarburn

Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Site Name Rattarburn

Classification Broch (Iron Age)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Dun 018; Rattar Burn

Canmore ID 8875

Site Number ND27SE 2

NGR ND 2525 7389

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND27SE 2 2525 7389.

(ND 2525 7389) Brough (NR) (site of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

There are no visible remains of this broch.

RCAHMS 1911.

There are no certain traces of a broch at this site, except for a slightly elevated ridge, in which no trace of walling or stones could be found. No further information was obtained regarding this feature. Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R B) 23 February 1965.

The site of this broch is visible only as a slight depression. There is no structural evidence.

C E Batey 1982.

The site of this broch is as described by the previous authorities. The slight ridge noted by previous OS field investigator delimits the S side of the depression mentioned by Batey.

Visited by OS (J B) 26 April 1982.

Activities

Field Visit (1911)

There are no visible remains of this broch.

RCAHMS 1911.

Field Visit (23 February 1965)

There are no certain traces of a broch at this site, except for a slightly elevated ridge, in which no trace of walling or stones could be found. No further information was obtained regarding this feature. Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R B) 23 February 1965.

Project (1980 - 1982)

Field Visit (26 April 1982)

The site of this broch is as described by the previous authorities. The slight ridge noted by previous OS field investigator delimits the S side of the depression mentioned by Batey.

Visited by OS (J B) 26 April 1982.

Field Visit (1982)

The site of this broch is visible only as a slight depression. There is no structural evidence.

C E Batey 1982.

Publication Account (2007)

ND27 4 RATTAR BURN (‘Rattarburn’, 'Rattar Broch') ND/2525 7389

Site of possible broch in Dunnet, Caithness, at the mouth of the Burn, visible only as a slight depression.

Sources: 1. NMRS site no. ND 27 SE 2: 2. RCAHMS 1911b, 27, no. 84: 3. Anderson 1890, 184: 4. Batey (ms) 1982, Dun 18.

E W MacKie 2007

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