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Greentulloch,broch 180m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.2717 / 58°16'18"N

Longitude: -3.429 / 3°25'44"W

OS Eastings: 316271

OS Northings: 932336

OS Grid: ND162323

Mapcode National: GBR K6WV.ZY3

Mapcode Global: WH6F8.9CC6

Entry Name: Greentulloch,broch 180m NE of

Scheduled Date: 6 September 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5089

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness


The monument comprises a broch which is estimated to be about 17m in diameter and incorporated into a mound which is about 23m in diameter and 1.5m high. A small trench has been excavated at some time in the past on the SE of the mound and this has exposed the lintelled entrance to the broch and a curved stretch of the outer wall face 8m long.

The outer mound extends someway beyond the wall of the broch on the SW and it is probable that ancillary structures outside the broch wall will survive in this area.

The area to be scheduled measures 65m SW-NE by 50m SE-NW, to include the broch, the outer mound and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the building and occupation of the broch may survive, as depicted in red on the attached map. This area excludes the roofless long house to the SE, is defined by the modern wall to the SW and extends 20m beyond the walled enclosure on the NW and NE.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and domestic life. The broch is fairly well preserved and will incorporate information about Iron Age defensive architecture, while the settlement contains evidence for the farming activities and domestic life of its inhabitants.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as ND 13 SE 14.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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