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Brae of Boquhapple, broch 300m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1921 / 56°11'31"N

Longitude: -4.1622 / 4°9'44"W

OS Eastings: 265921

OS Northings: 702046

OS Grid: NN659020

Mapcode National: GBR 13.FT1S

Mapcode Global: WH4NQ.1M8F

Entry Name: Brae of Boquhapple, broch 300m NE of

Scheduled Date: 1 March 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4447

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Kilmadock

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a broch, a domestic structure of the Iron Age some 1800 to 2200 years old. It is defended by double earth and stone banks, fronted by ditches, giving added protection on the N, S and W (although now not visible on the W). Immediately to the E lies the Cessintully Burn, which would have provided protection on that side. The rubble mound which represents the remains of the broch (and within which it will survive intact to a height of at least 3m) is about 30m in diameter.

An area measuring a maximum of 100m N-S by 80m transversely, bounded on the E by the Cessintully Burn, is proposed for scheduling, to include the broch, its outworks and an area around in which traces of activity associated with their construction and use may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved example of a southern broch; there are very few brochs in southern Scotland, especially with outwork defences surviving. The monument is of particular importance because it has escaped damage. The monument has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of the construction and use of brochs in southern Scotland. It also has the potential, taken with the other brochs and Iron Age sites in the region, to enhance considerably our understanding of the phenomenon of the southern Scottish brochs, and of the development of later Iron Age settlement, economy and society in central Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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