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Dun Fiadhairt,broch

A Scheduled Monument in Eilean á Chèo, Highland

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Latitude: 57.4595 / 57°27'34"N

Longitude: -6.6182 / 6°37'5"W

OS Eastings: 123140

OS Northings: 850445

OS Grid: NG231504

Mapcode National: GBR B910.9DQ

Mapcode Global: WGX5D.9RRT

Entry Name: Dun Fiadhairt,broch

Scheduled Date: 31 October 1934

Last Amended: 13 March 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM905

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Duirinish

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Eilean á Chèo

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument is a broch situated on a coastal promontory.

The broch has an internal diameter of 9.4m within a wall which is up to 3.6m wide. The entrance is in the W and has checks for a door and is also fitted with two communicating cells. Another cell lies within the wall of the broch in the NW sector and the stair-lobby is in the N, while a gallery occupies the E and S sector. The broch was cleared out in 1914 and finds included an amber necklace and a terracotta model of a bale of wool.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 50m in diameter, which includes the remains of the broch and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the broch may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric domestic architecture and social life. This is a very substantial and well preserved broch which illustrates a number of typical features.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NG 25 SW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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