Scheduled Monument

Balantrath,broch 135m WNW ofSM522

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
30/06/1939
Last Date Amended
06/03/1996
Supplementary Information Updated
19/12/2018
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch; settlement (if not assigned to any more specific type)
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Latheron
NGR
ND 14396 30728
Coordinates
314396, 930728

Description

This monument is a broch situated on a rocky outcrop on the left bank

of the Dunbeath Water. The site consists of a large mound of earth

and stone situated on the edge of a short vertical cliff. The mound measures approximately 23m NW-SE by 15m NE-SW and is about 3m high. There is some loose stone on top of the mound and a ruined stretch of the outer wall of the broch is exposed on the N side. There are

traces of 2 possible subrectangular structures at the base of the

mound to the SW and SE and traces of a ditch can be seen on the NE

and SE side of the broch. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum

of 50m NW-SE by 35m NE-SW, to include the broch, the associated structures, the ditch and an area around in which traces of

activities associated with the construction and use of the broch will survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

References

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About Scheduled Monuments

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Scheduling is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for monuments and archaeological sites of national importance as set out in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

We schedule sites and monuments that are found to be of national importance using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Scheduled monument records provide an indication of the national importance of the scheduled monument which has been identified by the description and map. The description and map (see ‘legal documents’ above) showing the scheduled area is the designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The statement of national importance and additional information provided are supplementary and provided for general information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within the statement of national importance or additional information. These records are not definitive historical or archaeological accounts or a complete description of the monument(s).

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