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Upper Latheron, broch 230m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Latitude: 58.2678 / 58°16'4"N

Longitude: -3.3952 / 3°23'42"W

OS Eastings: 318250

OS Northings: 931867

OS Grid: ND182318

Mapcode National: GBR K6ZW.9GD

Mapcode Global: WH6F8.TGF4

Entry Name: Upper Latheron, broch 230m E of

Scheduled Date: 16 June 1939

Last Amended: 31 October 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM598

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness


The monument comprises the remains of a broch and associated structures. The broch is already scheduled, but this re-scheduling extends protection to the surrounding remains.

The broch survives as a substantial mound up to 3m high, built on a sloping site. Its outer face is visible for a long stretch on the E side, with up to 4 course of masonry showing. To both the SE and the NW are extensive traces of other, ruined, structures which may be of contemporary date.

The area now to be scheduled is oval and measures a maximum of 40m NE-SW by 60m NW-SE, to include the broch mound and surrounding remains and an area around them in which further remains may be expected to survive. The area is shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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