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Skelbo Wood, broch 300m south west of Glen Cottage

A Scheduled Monument in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Latitude: 57.9227 / 57°55'21"N

Longitude: -4.0578 / 4°3'28"W

OS Eastings: 278209

OS Northings: 894445

OS Grid: NH782944

Mapcode National: GBR J7BS.KYX

Mapcode Global: WH4DF.M4X7

Entry Name: Skelbo Wood, broch 300m SW of Glen Cottage

Scheduled Date: 6 January 1940

Last Amended: 11 January 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1885

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Dornoch

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton

Traditional County: Sutherland


The monument consists of a broch, or large circular drystone

building, on a low knoll in Skelbo Wood. The broch is in the centre

of a walled enclosure and associated with a smaller enclosure immediately to its E.

The remains of the large circular building consist of a overgrown

stone wall about 15m in diameter. No inner or outer wall faces are evident and there is no evidence for cells, or spaces, within the

wall of the building. An enclosure is formed by a wall which is

located at a distance of about 8m from the circular building. There

is an entrance through this enclosure wall on its WSW side. To the E

of the enclosure, the wall has been levelled and a circular enclosure created; this circular enclosure is about 14m in diameter.

The area to be scheduled measures 65m in diameter, to include the circular building, the surrounding enclosure, the small circular enclosure and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the monument may survive, as shown

in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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