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TITLE
Poll Gorm, a promontory fort near Dunbeath
EXTERNAL ID
HC_ARCH3_1983-84_84074010
PLACENAME
Dunbeath
DISTRICT
Caithness - Southern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Latheron
DATE OF IMAGE
1984
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
The Highland Council Archaeology Unit
ASSET ID
13260
KEYWORDS
Poll Gorm
promontory
Caithness
coastline
fort
Dunbeath Bay
Poll Gorm, a promontory fort near Dunbeath

An elevated view of Poll Gorm, on the Caithness coastline. Located on the northern headland of Dunbeath Bay in Latheron, the promontory is the site of an ancient fort. The ruins reveal a semi-circular dry-stone structure, with an approximate diameter of 20 metres. The structure is little more than a tuft-covered bank today, but it would have been an effective defensive position when it was originally put to use. Its age has yet to be determined.

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Poll Gorm, a promontory fort near Dunbeath

CAITHNESS: Latheron

1980s

Poll Gorm; promontory; Caithness; coastline; fort; Dunbeath Bay

The Highland Council Archaeology Unit

An elevated view of Poll Gorm, on the Caithness coastline. Located on the northern headland of Dunbeath Bay in Latheron, the promontory is the site of an ancient fort. The ruins reveal a semi-circular dry-stone structure, with an approximate diameter of 20 metres. The structure is little more than a tuft-covered bank today, but it would have been an effective defensive position when it was originally put to use. Its age has yet to be determined.