Scheduled Monument

Tiantulloch,broch,prehistoric and post-medieval settlementsSM585

Status: Designated


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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.


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Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch; settlement (if not assigned to any more specific type), Secular: enclosure; house; settlement, including deserted and depopulated and townships
Local Authority
Planning Authority
ND 15246 35228
315246, 935228


The monument consists of the remains of a prehistoric broch with the closely associated remains other contemporary buildings. The broch appears to have been about 17m in diameter and survives to 3m high.

The broch mound rises from a larger mound which contains the outbuildings of an associated settlement. The latter mound is faced

by walling 1.3m high which abuts the SW end on the outside of the

broch. Removal of some stones near the broch end of the wall has revealed the corbelled roof of an outbuilding and an apparently lintelled passage or gallery leading off it.

The area to be scheduled measures 60m NW-SE by 50m SW-NE to include

the broch and associated mound containing outbuildings. This area includes the remains of the post medieval croft of Tiantulloch. This building is of no great antiquity, but is in very close proximity to

the edge of the broch mound and the broch cannot be fully protected unless the post medieval building is scheduled. The area to be

scheduled is marked in red on the attached map.



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