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Minera,broch 90m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.292 / 58°17'31"N

Longitude: -3.4416 / 3°26'29"W

OS Eastings: 315581

OS Northings: 934611

OS Grid: ND155346

Mapcode National: GBR K6WT.65S

Mapcode Global: WH6F2.3VD5

Entry Name: Minera,broch 90m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 26 September 1934

Last Amended: 11 January 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM568

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 turf-covered stony mound approximately 24m

in diameter and about 3m high. Near the foot of the mound to the NW a trench has revealed the outer face of the broch and a depression

running to the centre of the mound from the W has lintel-like slabs

at its outer end and probably marks the line of an entrance passage.

The broch rises from a lower mound which contains the remains of an associated settlement. On the S side is a curving wall of stones

which represents the enclosure which contained the outbuildings. The site is enclosed with an early modern wall. The area to be scheduled measures 70m E-W by 60m N-S, to include the broch, associated

settlement and an area around in which traces of activities

associated with the building and occupation of the settlement may survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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