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Ballone, Mybster


<b>Ballone, Mybster</b>Posted by LesHamiltonImage © Les Hamilton
Nearest Town:Thurso (16km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   ND16195280 / Sheets: 11, 12
Latitude:58° 27' 20.44" N
Longitude:   3° 26' 10.98" W

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Visited: June 18, 2019

At Ballone, Mybster, just east of Westerdale, stands a huge grass-covered mound, almost four metres tall and measuring 37×41 metres in size. The mound sits in a field, immediately adjacent to the road to Westerdale, with a convenient gate giving access, and is believed to contain the remains of a plarform bearing a broch.

In truth there is little to remark upon. The mound suffered quarrying on its northeast flank when the road was built, and this has revealed a significant stretch of drystone walling that could well be part of the broch's wall. On the southern flank, almost hidden by tall grass, a line of stones could be the footings of a wall.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
25th July 2019ce
Edited 26th July 2019ce