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Leachonich,broch 100m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Latitude: 57.8392 / 57°50'20"N

Longitude: -4.223 / 4°13'22"W

OS Eastings: 268121

OS Northings: 885459

OS Grid: NH681854

Mapcode National: GBR H8Y0.8B9

Mapcode Global: WH4DR.37B8

Entry Name: Leachonich,broch 100m SE of

Scheduled Date: 18 February 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4962

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Edderton

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton


The remains of a broch measuring 18.5m in overall diameter with a wall 4.6m wide. The entrance is in the E and to the S of it are traces of an intra-mural cell. The area to be preserved measures 40m in diameter, to include the structure described above and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its use will survive, as depicted in red on the attached map: the scheduled area specifically excludes the modern structure on its N boundary.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The site is of national importance because it can give us a greater understanding of Iron Age settlement. It is of particular interest for its potential to enhance our understanding of prehistoric structural techniques.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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