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Lochan Druim an Duin,broch 320m east of

A Scheduled Monument in North, West and Central Sutherland, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.5174 / 58°31'2"N

Longitude: -4.238 / 4°14'16"W

OS Eastings: 269738

OS Northings: 960978

OS Grid: NC697609

Mapcode National: GBR H6X6.TQ4

Mapcode Global: WH389.W52T

Entry Name: Lochan Druim an Duin,broch 320m E of

Scheduled Date: 13 October 1938

Last Amended: 5 July 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1879

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Farr

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland

Description

The monument consists of a broch or dun in a high location on a rocky bluff.

The broch or dun is protected on three sides by steep rocky slopes and is approached from the W across a low saddle. The broch or dun evidently has a massive enclosing wall but the inner face has been rebuilt in the recent past and this has obscured the original structure. In 1867 the inner face of the wall was visible for the whole circumference and records suggest that a scarcement ledge survived. The outer face of the wall was visible on the S and NE sides and this gave an internal diameter of about 8.5m and a wall thickness of 4m. The entrance was probably in the W arc, and a possible lintel slab is exposed in the rubble. There are traces of an outer wall which provided further defense to the entrance. This wall probably extended to connect with the natural outcrops on the NW and SW.

The area to be scheduled measures 60m E-W by 55m N-S, to include the broch or dun and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, as shown in red on the plan.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to our understanding of prehistoric defensive fortification and domestic life.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NC 66 SE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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