Minera,broch 90m SSE ofSM568
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- Last Date Amended
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- Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch
- Local Authority
- Planning Authority
- ND 15575 34611
- 315575, 934611
The monument consists of a turf-covered stony mound approximately 24m
in diameter and about 3m high. Near the foot of the mound to the NW a trench has revealed the outer face of the broch and a depression
running to the centre of the mound from the W has lintel-like slabs
at its outer end and probably marks the line of an entrance passage.
The broch rises from a lower mound which contains the remains of an associated settlement. On the S side is a curving wall of stones
which represents the enclosure which contained the outbuildings. The site is enclosed with an early modern wall. The area to be scheduled measures 70m E-W by 60m N-S, to include the broch, associated
settlement and an area around in which traces of activities
associated with the building and occupation of the settlement may survive, as shown in red on the attached map.
No Bibliography entries for this designation
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