Scheduled Monument

Dun Fiadhairt,brochSM905

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
31/10/1934
Last Date Amended
13/03/1996
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Duirinish
NGR
NG 23142 50448
Coordinates
123142, 850448

Description

The monument is a broch situated on a coastal promontory.

The broch has an internal diameter of 9.4m within a wall which is up to 3.6m wide. The entrance is in the W and has checks for a door and is also fitted with two communicating cells. Another cell lies within the wall of the broch in the NW sector and the stair-lobby is in the N, while a gallery occupies the E and S sector. The broch was cleared out in 1914 and finds included an amber necklace and a terracotta model of a bale of wool.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 50m in diameter, which includes the remains of the broch and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the broch may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric domestic architecture and social life. This is a very substantial and well preserved broch which illustrates a number of typical features.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NG 25 SW 1.

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.

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