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Calla,broch 650m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7225 / 55°43'20"N

Longitude: -3.6078 / 3°36'27"W

OS Eastings: 299110

OS Northings: 648843

OS Grid: NS991488

Mapcode National: GBR 3278.QH

Mapcode Global: WH5SF.KF7F

Entry Name: Calla,broch 650m S of

Scheduled Date: 28 July 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4540

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Carnwath

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument to be scheduled consists of the foundations of a broch (a circular Iron Age fortification) set within an oval enclosure. The area to be scheduled is irregular, with maximum dimensions of 80m N-S by 60m E-W, as delineated in red on the attached plan.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as one of a small and widely scattered group of brochs found outwith the main distribution of such sites. These sites have been called upon to support a variety of social and potential arguments concerning the nature of the later Scottish Iron Age, and it is important that no single site be lost before the opportunity to investigate it is lost.

The particular site proposed here occupies a gap between groupings of brochs in Central and Borders regions, and is therefore of particular interest. The site is in a dilapidated but not entirely destroyed condition, and will preserve within it evidence for its date and method of construction and manner of use.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 94 NE 9.


RCAHMS (1978a) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Lanarkshire: an inventory of the prehistoric and Roman monuments, Edinburgh, 109-10, No. 244.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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