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Latheronwheel Bridge,broch 450m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.2747 / 58°16'28"N

Longitude: -3.3883 / 3°23'17"W

OS Eastings: 318668

OS Northings: 932619

OS Grid: ND186326

Mapcode National: GBR L60V.LM2

Mapcode Global: WH6F8.X8PX

Entry Name: Latheronwheel Bridge,broch 450m S of

Scheduled Date: 16 June 1939

Last Amended: 18 November 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM565

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 and the surviving remains consist of a mound about 18m in diameter and 3m high. On the S side of the broch are

traces of an excavation which uncovered part of the entrance and

casing wall of the broch. The entrance is marked by a hollow on the

SSW of the broch and an area of collapse in the centre of the mound.

To the W of this is a length of ruined casing wall about 9-10m in length. A monolith standing out from the broch wall could indicate

part of an external building to the S of the broch. The area to be scheduled measures 40m NNW-SSE by 50m E-W, to include the broch and

an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, as shown in red on the enclosed


Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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