Scheduled Monument

Rinsary, broch and post-medieval farmstead 300m SSW of, BerriedaleSM577

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
15/06/1939
Last Date Amended
10/05/2000
Supplementary Information Updated
21/11/2019
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch, Secular: barn; farmstead; kiln
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Latheron
NGR
ND 11688 23347
Coordinates
311688, 923347

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a broch (an Iron Age defended settlement) and surrounding remains of post-medieval date, representing a farmstead. The broch was scheduled, barely adequately, in 1939, but this re-scheduling extends protection to the surrounding, later, remains.

The broch survives as a mound about 16m high. The only stonework clearly visible is to the E, where the outer face of the broch forms the W gable of an elongated rectangular foundation which, with a smaller parallel foundation of similar character, represents the remains of a post-medieval farmstead, perhaps of 18th century date or earlier. There are traces of enclosure walls, one of which links the two rectangular foundations. To the SSW of the broch is a small kiln barn with an attached rectilinear enclosure: these appear later in date than the turf-covered farmstead remains, and are probably early 19th-century.

The area now to be scheduled is four sided, measuring a maximum of 75m NE to SW by between 40m and 65m NW to SE, to include the broch and all of the later remains, as well as an area around them in which evidence relating to their construction and use may survive, as marked in red the attached map. The N boundary lies parallel to and immediately S of the S face of the recent boundary wall which divides heather moor from woodland.

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