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Bridge of Rhemullen,broch 450m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.2626 / 58°15'45"N

Longitude: -3.4489 / 3°26'55"W

OS Eastings: 315086

OS Northings: 931354

OS Grid: ND150313

Mapcode National: GBR K6VW.NVP

Mapcode Global: WH5D3.ZLV4

Entry Name: Bridge of Rhemullen,broch 450m NW of

Scheduled Date: 19 January 1935

Last Amended: 17 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM574

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness


The monument consists of a broch with a closely associated

settlement. The surviving remains of the broch consist of a turf- covered, level-topped mound, 19m in diameter and 1.3m high. In the NW edge of the mound there is a length of wall one course high which is part of the outer face of the broch wall. The broch is in the centre

of a more extensive mound about 49m NW-SE by 41m NE-SW. There are

faint traces of archaeological structures in this mound and it

appears to represent the remains of a settlement associated with the broch.

The area to be scheduled measures 80m NW-SE by 75m NE-SW, to include

the broch and the associated settlement. The remains of a post

medieval house lie just to the SW of the broch and this is included

in the scheduled area in order to provide full protection for the

broch and settlement. 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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