Scheduled Monument

Dun Sleadale,brochSM928

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
27/07/1934
Last Date Amended
23/02/1996
Supplementary Information Updated
03/02/2021
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: broch
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Bracadale
NGR
NG 32372 29198
Coordinates
132372, 829198

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a broch, set on a rock outcrop.

The outer face of the wall of the broch stands to around 2m high at the E and to 1.5m on the S; on the SW only the foundations of the wall remain. A mass of fallen stone hides much of the interior. The entrance is to the ENE and the passageway is about 0.9m wide with internal door checks on both sides.There are traces of internal galleries within the wall to either side of the entrance. The entrance to a gallery is located approximately opposite the broch entrance. There are some traces of an upper gallery. The outer face of the wall of the broch shows a distinct inward batter. Around the base of the rock on which the broch is located are traces of a number of later shielings.

The area to be scheduled is irregular on plan and measures 85m NW-SE by 80m, to include the broch and a number of the shielings.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric domestic life and architecture. This is a fairly well preserved broch and shows important evidence for broch architecture.

References

Bibliography

The monument is RCAHMS number NG 32 NW 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.

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 (see ‘legal documents’ above) showing the scheduled area is the designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The statement of national importance and additional information provided are supplementary and provided for general information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within the statement of national importance or additional information. These records are not definitive historical or archaeological accounts or a complete description of the monument(s).

The format of scheduled monument records has changed over time. Earlier records will usually be brief. Some information will not have been recorded and the map will not be to current standards. Even if what is described and what is mapped has changed, the monument is still scheduled.

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