Scheduled Monument

Lochan Druim an Duin,broch 320m E ofSM1879

Status: Designated

Documents

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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.

Summary

Date Added
13/10/1938
Last Date Amended
05/07/1993
Supplementary Information Updated
20/11/2018
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Farr
NGR
NC 69736 60979
Coordinates
269736, 960979

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.

Statement of National Importance

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

References

Bibliography

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

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