Scheduled Monument

Minera,broch 90m SSE ofSM568

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Supplementary Information Updated
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.



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About Scheduled Monuments

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

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 showing the scheduled area is the legal part of the scheduling. The statement of national importance and additional information provided are supplementary. These records are not definitive historical or archaeological accounts or a complete description of the monument(s).

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