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Dun Liath,broch,Elgol

A Scheduled Monument in Eilean á Chèo, Highland

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Latitude: 57.1535 / 57°9'12"N

Longitude: -6.0639 / 6°3'50"W

OS Eastings: 154320

OS Northings: 814281

OS Grid: NG543142

Mapcode National: GBR C9DT.C7D

Mapcode Global: WGZ9G.TGMF

Entry Name: Dun Liath,broch,Elgol

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1960

Last Amended: 23 February 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM917

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Strath

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Eilean á Chèo

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument comprises the remains of a broch or a thick-walled round house, located on a small spur on the lip of a steep slope.

The remains of this prehistoric building comprise a circle of stones which form the remains of a wall which is up to 5m wide and 1.2m high. The inner and outer foundation courses of the wall were visible earlier this century and indicated the internal diameter as 11.5m N-S and 10.5m E-W. The foundations also indicated that the wall thickness was around 3m to 4m. There is a slight indication of a possible entrance on the SE of the structure.

The area to be scheduled measures 40m E-W by 35m N-S, to include the broch and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and occupation of the broch are likely to survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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