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Dun Sleadale,broch

A Scheduled Monument in Eilean á Chèo, Highland

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Latitude: 57.2748 / 57°16'29"N

Longitude: -6.4417 / 6°26'29"W

OS Eastings: 132372

OS Northings: 829199

OS Grid: NG323291

Mapcode National: GBR B9HH.D6R

Mapcode Global: WGY7L.0DTX

Entry Name: Dun Sleadale,broch

Scheduled Date: 27 July 1934

Last Amended: 23 February 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM928

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Bracadale

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Eilean á Chèo

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument consists of the remains of a broch, set on a rock outcrop.

The outer face of the wall of the broch stands to around 2m high at the E and to 1.5m on the S; on the SW only the foundations of the wall remain. A mass of fallen stone hides much of the interior. The entrance is to the ENE and the passageway is about 0.9m wide with internal door checks on both sides.There are traces of internal galleries within the wall to either side of the entrance. The entrance to a gallery is located approximately opposite the broch entrance. There are some traces of an upper gallery. The outer face of the wall of the broch shows a distinct inward batter. Around the base of the rock on which the broch is located are traces of a number of later shielings.

The area to be scheduled is irregular on plan and measures 85m NW-SE by 80m, to include the broch and a number of the shielings.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric domestic life and architecture. This is a fairly well preserved broch and shows important evidence for broch architecture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NG 32 NW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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