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Tiantulloch,broch,prehistoric and post-medieval settlements

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.2975 / 58°17'50"N

Longitude: -3.4476 / 3°26'51"W

OS Eastings: 315246

OS Northings: 935228

OS Grid: ND152352

Mapcode National: GBR K6VS.X1D

Mapcode Global: WH6F2.0PLY

Entry Name: Tiantulloch,broch,prehistoric and post-medieval settlements

Scheduled Date: 8 May 1939

Last Amended: 9 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM585

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch; Secular: settlement, including deserted, depopulated and

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness


The monument consists of the remains of a prehistoric broch with the closely associated remains other contemporary buildings. The broch appears to have been about 17m in diameter and survives to 3m high.

The broch mound rises from a larger mound which contains the outbuildings of an associated settlement. The latter mound is faced

by walling 1.3m high which abuts the SW end on the outside of the

broch. Removal of some stones near the broch end of the wall has revealed the corbelled roof of an outbuilding and an apparently lintelled passage or gallery leading off it.

The area to be scheduled measures 60m NW-SE by 50m SW-NE to include

the broch and associated mound containing outbuildings. This area includes the remains of the post medieval croft of Tiantulloch. This building is of no great antiquity, but is in very close proximity to

the edge of the broch mound and the broch cannot be fully protected unless the post medieval building is scheduled. The area to be

scheduled is marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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