Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Achorn, broch 200m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2547 / 58°15'16"N

Longitude: -3.4723 / 3°28'20"W

OS Eastings: 313691

OS Northings: 930497

OS Grid: ND136304

Mapcode National: GBR K6SX.B3W

Mapcode Global: WH5D3.MSQ8

Entry Name: Achorn, broch 200m NW of

Scheduled Date: 30 June 1939

Last Amended: 1 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM511

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

Description

This monument consists of the remains of a broch. The surviving remains form a large mutilated mound of earth and stone measuring 30m N-S by 27m E-W and about 3.5m high on the N side. A small trench has been dug about 6m SE from the centre of the mound and this has revealed one side of a gallery, or room, in the width of the broch wall. The area to be scheduled measures 50m in diameter, to include the broch and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its construction and occupation will survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric settlement and defensive architecture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

The site is RCAHMS number ND 13 SW 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Other nearby scheduled monuments

AncientMonuments.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact AncientMonuments.uk for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself.

AncientMonuments.uk is a Good Stuff website.