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Broch (Destroyed)

<b>Skail</b>Posted by LesHamiltonImage © Les Hamilton
Nearest Town:Thurso (46km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NC7127147417 / Sheet: 10
Latitude:58° 23' 47.17" N
Longitude:   4° 12' 9.62" W

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Visited: June 19, 2019

Situated in a field to the west of the Strathnaver road, and exactly a half kilometre north of the more famous Skail chambered cairn, stands a tall, elongated knoll which supports the remains of Skail broch.

Canmore refers to 'several stones in sufficient numbers to suggest an encircling wall which has been almost completely obliterated' round the periphery, although, perhaps because of the lush vegetation, these were not in evidence.

There is no tumble of masonry downhill, and it seems entirely likely that any stonework from the broch would have been robbed for the construction of the nearby farm and its outbuildings.

A small car-park is conveniently situated just 70 metres south of Skail Farm.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
19th August 2019ce
Edited 20th August 2019ce