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Broch (Destroyed)

<b>Clerkhill</b>Posted by LesHamiltonImage © Les Hamilton
Nearest Town:Thurso (41km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NC7169063355 / Sheet: 10
Latitude:58° 32' 22.61" N
Longitude:   4° 12' 16.01" W

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Visited: June 26, 2018

About a kilometre north of Bettyhill on the north coast of Sutherland stand the ruined remains of Clerkhill Broch. The prominent mound where the broch once stood is now fenced in and is private property. Part of the mound on the east has been excavated, and a house built, while on the very summit now stands a rotary washing dryer.

Even Canmore has little to say about Clerkhill other than that it is:
" a possible broch in Farr, Sutherland, consisting of a turf-covered, quarried mound on the end of a ridge, the east half of which has been removed to make way for the outbuildings of a croft. On the west side is a part of the basal course of the outer wall of a broch-like structure forming an arc about 9.0 metres long."
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
12th August 2018ce
Edited 14th August 2018ce