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Green Tullochs,broch & cairn 640m NNW of Borrowston Mains

A Scheduled Monument in Thurso and Northwest Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.6035 / 58°36'12"N

Longitude: -3.7002 / 3°42'0"W

OS Eastings: 301300

OS Northings: 969644

OS Grid: ND013696

Mapcode National: GBR K57Z.MS3

Mapcode Global: WH5BG.408T

Entry Name: Green Tullochs,broch & cairn 640m NNW of Borrowston Mains

Scheduled Date: 30 July 1938

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM554

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch; Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Reay

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness


David Barclay of H & D Barclay, architects; 1899. 4-bay

symmetrical double-villa. Droved ashlar with polished long

and short work margins and quoins.

Advanced gabled end bays with 2-storey, 5-light mullioned bow

windows, with semi-conical roof set in to gable wall. Steps

oversailing basement to centrally placed doorways with

dwarf-arcaded fanlight and flanked by small pilastered and

pedimented sidelights, double leaf panelled doors. Above

doors tripartite windows; sash windows plate glass glazing;

sidelights and fanlights with good leaded coloured glass.

Continuous moulded band courses over ground. Wooden modillion

eaves; barge boarding at gables. Centrally placed corniced

axial stack with octagonal cans; skew at party wall with

scroll skew-putt. Steeply pitched slate roofs with tiled

ridge. Pierced painted ashlar balustrade to steps.

Flanks: stugged ashlar with polished ashlar quoins.

Off-centre canted oriel rises from corbels at ground through

2 storeys. Rear elevation stugged ashlar. Mostly bipartite

windows. Canted corniced 6-light oriel at 1st floor to right.

Small projecting lean-to porches to both outer bays.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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