Smerral, broch to E of BunellichSM581
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- Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch
- Local Authority
- Planning Authority
- ND 17808 33791
- 317808, 933791
The monument comprises a broch, a prehistoric defended dwelling. It is already scheduled, but the scheduling does not include an adequate area fully to protect all of the remains: hence this extension.
The broch is a large mound about 25m across, standing 3m high. It appears to be substantially undisturbed, with no trace of the original entrance and only a short stretch of outer wallface showing on the SW. There are later walls to the NE and E.
The area now to be scheduled is a circle of 50m in diameter, but cut off on the NW side by a field boundary. The area thus defined includes the broch and an area around it in which associated remains are likely to survive. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.
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