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Latheronwheel House,broch 500m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.2736 / 58°16'24"N

Longitude: -3.4058 / 3°24'21"W

OS Eastings: 317636

OS Northings: 932518

OS Grid: ND176325

Mapcode National: GBR K6YV.QLH

Mapcode Global: WH6F8.N9CR

Entry Name: Latheronwheel House,broch 500m W of

Scheduled Date: 12 June 1939

Last Amended: 11 January 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM566

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness


The monument is a broch consisting of a mound 21m in diameter and

about 3m high. There is a depression in the summit of the mound which

is about 9m wide. There are traces of a small excavation on the W of

the mound which has revealed the curtain wal of the broch. On the NE,

N and W sides are traces of an encircling wall and this is about 4m

out from the base of the broch mound. The area to be scheduled

measures 55m E-W by 65m N-S, to include the broch, outer wall and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the broch will 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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