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Clickimin Broch,broch and settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Lerwick South, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.1492 / 60°8'57"N

Longitude: -1.1655 / 1°9'55"W

OS Eastings: 446437

OS Northings: 1140816

OS Grid: HU464408

Mapcode National: GBR R1GX.JLN

Mapcode Global: XHFB4.75K9

Entry Name: Clickimin Broch,broch and settlement

Scheduled Date: 18 August 1882

Last Amended: 2 November 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90077

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch

Location: Lerwick

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Lerwick South

Traditional County: Shetland

Description

The monument consists of the broch of Clickimin. The broch of Clickimin, or Clickhimin, is a complex archaeological monument, with evidence dating from the Bronze Age (around 1000 BC) through to the late Iron Age (around AD 500)

The main elements, in ascending date order, are a small house and outbuilding of late Bronze Age date, an early Iron Age ring-fort, a middle Iron Age blockhouse and broch (with later alterations), a later Iron Age wheelhouse-type dwelling and several lesser foundations representing late Iron Age dwellings. A causeway leads towards the site, which is situated on a small rock knoll beside a shallow loch.

The area to be scheduled is irregular on plan, bounded to the S by the fence marking the limit of the area in state care and on the remainder of the perimeter by a line running approximately 20m out from the edge of the peninsula on which the monument stands, so that a portion of the bed of the loch is included.

Within this area evidence relating to the construction and use of the various elements of the monument is likely to survive. The area to be scheduled is marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as one of the most comprehensively excavated examples of a late prehistoric defensive settlement. Despite the extensive excavation and reconstruction, much remains unanswered, especially as regards the evolution of the physical setting and the fine details of construction sequence.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as HU 44 SE 2.00.
Historic Environment Scotland Properties
Clickimin Broch
https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/clickimin-broch
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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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