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Dun Buidhe,broch,Eochar

A Scheduled Monument in Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3922 / 57°23'31"N

Longitude: -7.3727 / 7°22'21"W

OS Eastings: 77348

OS Northings: 846295

OS Grid: NF773462

Mapcode National: GBR 8955.ZSQ

Mapcode Global: WGV34.QGDD

Entry Name: Dun Buidhe,broch,Eochar

Scheduled Date: 21 October 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5117

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: South Uist

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Description

The monument consists of an Iron Age drystone fortification, a broch, standing upon a slight knoll in a marsh. The remains take the form of a mound, within which can be observed stones marking the outer face of a circular wall 4m thick and 18m in overall diameter. The entrance, over which at least one lintel survives in situ, is on the

NE side. The area to be scheduled is circular, 25m in diameter and centred upon the broch, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved broch which although ruined does not seem to have been archaeologically disturbed. It may thus contain below its rubble much information, accessible to excavation, concerning defensive and domestic architecture in the middle to late Iron Age (c. 200BC to c. 400AD), and also concerning contemporary local society and economy. It has the potential to contribute considerably to our knowledge of later prehistoric society in the Western Isles.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NF 74 NE 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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