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Dun Flashader, broch, Skye

A Scheduled Monument in Eilean á Chèo, Highland

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Latitude: 57.4943 / 57°29'39"N

Longitude: -6.4224 / 6°25'20"W

OS Eastings: 135124

OS Northings: 853525

OS Grid: NG351535

Mapcode National: GBR B8JX.H2N

Mapcode Global: WGY6F.9WZP

Entry Name: Dun Flashader, broch, Skye

Scheduled Date: 13 September 1960

Last Amended: 28 February 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM911

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Duirinish

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Eilean á Chèo

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument to be scheduled is the broch known as Dun Flashader.

The remains of this Iron Age structure stand on the summit of a flat topped rocky eminence c 7.6m high. This broch is very dilapidated and its walls survive no more than 1.5m high. There are traces of an outer wall enclosing the rock outcrop with a small entrance on its E side. The monument was first scheduled in 1960, but an inadequate area was included to protect all of the archaeological remains; the present rescheduling rectifies this.

The area now to be scheduled covers the whole of the top of the rock outcrop, with maximum dimensions of 50m NE-SW by 50m NW-SE as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as the remains of a broch and its associated enclosure which has the potential to provide important information about the construction and use of these prehistoric defensive structures.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Ninth report with inventory of monuments and constructions of Skye and Small Isles. 1928, 160. no. 513.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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