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Dun Suladale, broch 800m south west of Suladale

A Scheduled Monument in Eilean á Chèo, Highland

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Latitude: 57.4871 / 57°29'13"N

Longitude: -6.3826 / 6°22'57"W

OS Eastings: 137455

OS Northings: 852576

OS Grid: NG374525

Mapcode National: GBR B8MY.393

Mapcode Global: WGY6M.X2VM

Entry Name: Dun Suladale, broch 800m SW of Suladale

Scheduled Date: 25 June 1934

Last Amended: 23 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM921

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Snizort

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Eilean á Chèo

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument to be scheduled is a broch and its associated outworks. The broch was scheduled in 1934, but the present scheduling amends the protected area to cover all of the associated remains.

Dun Suledale is built on an elevated rock outcrop with commanding views NW to the Western Isles. Its wall still survives to c. 2m high in places and the broch has a diameter of c. 15m. Its entrance still survives on its western side and two lines of stones form a passage leading up to it. To the S of the entrance is an oval beehive cell in the interior of the broch wall measuring 1.20m by 0.80m: this may be a guard chamber. On the eastern side of the broch parts of its lower gallery are visible including a flight of 5 steps leading up to another gallery. To the N of these steps is the butt end of another gallery or cell. The scant remains of an outer defensive wall are visible on the edge of the outcrop with an entrance to the NW.

The area to be scheduled is the whole of the top of the rock outcrop, to include the broch and its outworks and an area around them in which evidence related to their construction and use may survive, It is an irregular oval, measuring a maximum of 55m from just W of N to just E of S by 35m transversely.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as one of the best preserved brochs on Skye. Valuable information regarding the layout and structure of this fortification are still visible.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS The Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Small Isles 1928, 194.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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