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Broch Of Borwick (12240)

Current Priority
Low
East
322416
North
1016773
Site Type
Broch
Period
Iron Age

Broch Canmore ID 1660 Site Number HY21NW 1 See Canmore for description

Condition and current recommendations:

Condition
Action

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NMRS
1660
SMR
Unknown

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19th October, 2012 by jo
Survey Information
User:
jo
Date:
Oct. 19, 2012
Tidal state:
high
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
active sea erosion; has eroded in the past
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Description:

Broch Canmore ID 1660 Site Number HY21NW 1 See Canmore for description

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
highly visible (substantial remains)
How visible are the remains? (in section):
not visible
How accessibile is the site?:
accessible on foot (no footpath)
The site is:
is well known
Comments and recommendations
23rd June, 2013 by mgts24
Survey Information
User:
mgts24
Date:
June 23, 2013
Tidal state:
mid
Site located?:
Yes
Condition Information
Proximity to coast edge:
coast edge
Coastally eroding?:
not eroding
Is there a coastal defence?:
no
Other threats?:
vegetation growth; animal burrows; visitor erosion; structural damage/decay; water erosion (e.g. stream, etc); other
If other, please specify:

Structural stone in outer edge of wall to the south is being eroded by rain.

Description:

Broch Canmore ID 1660 Site Number HY21NW 1 See Canmore for description

Management Information
How visible are the remains? (above ground):
highly visible (substantial remains)
How visible are the remains? (in section):
clearly visible in section
How accessibile is the site?:
easily accessible- no restrictions
The site is:
is well known; is well visited
Comments and recommendations
Comments:

Lots of graffiti on the stone (particularly the lintel of the entrance) suggests that this site has been visited frequently for sometime.

Recommendations:

The section of wall on the southern perimeter that is being eroded by rain is a very sheer slope approximately 20 m above high water. It would be very difficult to stabilize safely (see photos).