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ID:MHG5354
Type of record:Monument
Name:Dun Troddan Broch - Glenelg, Lochalsh
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Photo  © Please contact Highland Council for detailsPhoto  © Please contact Highland Council for detailsclose-up of broch walls - C Yuil, 4/1999  © Please contact Highland Council for detailsClose-up of broch walls - C Yuil, 4/1999  © Please contact Highland Council for details© Please contact Highland Council for details© Please contact Highland Council for details(photo by Andrew Taylor)  © Andrew Taylor(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland CouncilDun Troddan: general view of exterior (photo by Highland Council)  © Highland CouncilDun Troddan: general view facing north east (photo by John Wood)  © Highland CouncilDun Troddan: general view, facing west (photo by John Wood)  © Highland CouncilDun Troddan: intramural passageway (photo by Highand Council)  © Highand CouncilDun Troddan: between intramural walls (photo by Highand Council)  © Highand CouncilDun Troddan: view of internal courtyard wall (photo by Highand Council)  © Highand CouncilDun Troddan: general view of surviving wall facing southwest (photo by Highand Council)  © Highand CouncilDun Troddan: general view of surviving wall facing southwest (photo by Highand Council)  © Highand CouncilDun Troddan: general view of interior (photo by Highland Council)  © Highland CouncilDun Troddan: intra-mural staircase (photo by Highand Council)  © Highand CouncilDun Troddan: general view facing north (photo by Highland Council)  © Highland CouncilDun Troddan: view of the interior (photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council

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Grid Reference:NG 8340 1724
Map Sheet:NG81NW
Civil Parish:GLENELG
Geographical Area:SKYE AND LOCHALSH

Monument Types

  • BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

Associated Finds

Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 90152: Dun Telve and Dun Troddan,brochs,Glenelg

Other References/Statuses

  • Guardianship Monument
  • Historic Environment Record: MHG5354
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 11797
  • NMRS Record Details: NG81NW6 DUN TRODDAN
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NG81NW0006

Full description

NG81NW 6 8338 1723.

(NG 83381723) Dun (NR) (In Ruins Supposed Pictish Tower)
OS 6"map, Invernesss-shire, 2nd ed., (1902)

Dun Troddan A Broch excavated up to 1920 by Curle for the Office of Works. Three superimiposed hearths indicated separate occupation periods. The finds (in NMAS {PSAS 1923}) were few; 7 stone whorls, 2 schist discs, a vitrified bead etc. but no pottery. The lowest hearth (of oblong form) and the vitrified bead compared with material from a 2nd c. RB context at Traprain Law.
A O Curle 1921; R W Feachem 1963; PSAS 1963; A Young 1964. <1> <2> <3><4>

As described and planned by Curle. Under guardianship.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (R L) 4 October 1966.

The broch was visited and photographed by a member of the highland council in 1976. <5> <6>

The broch was mentioned in 1978 by M Guido in regards to Roman finds on the site. <7>

The broch was mentioned in 1986 by J Close-Brooks. <8>

The site was visited and photographed by R B Gourlay and P R Campbell in 1987. <9> <10> <11> <12> <13> <14> <15> <16> <17> <18> <19> <20>

The site was visited and photographed by John Wood in 1995. <21> <22> <23>

The site was revisited and photographed by a member of the Highland Council in 2000. <24> <25> <26> <27> <28> <29> <30> <31>

Site photographed by Christine Yuil, 10/2002 - see Thumbnail Picture.
J Aikten : 22/1/04

Site visited and photographed by Mr & Mrs M McGuire, 7/10/03. The Highland Archaeology Challenge. See assoc. docs. File and CD for Photographic Record.
J Aikten: 22/1/03.

'This solid-based broch in Glenelg, western Inverness-shire, is the second of the pair of well preserved such structures standing in Glen Beag, an isolated valley opening on the narrows of Kyle Rhea, between the mainland and the Isle of Skye. It stands on a shallow slope just above the valley floor and only a quarter of a mile from Dun Telve.' (see MHG5355) '<32>

The site was visited and photographed by Andrew Taylor between 2007 and 2009. <33>


<1> Curle, A O, 1921, 'The Broch of Dun Troddan, Gleann Beag, Glenelg, Invernesshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 55 1920-1, p.83-94, 83-94; figs. 1-5 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1623.


<2> Feachem, R W, 1963, A guide to prehistoric Scotland, 165; pl. 37 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2187.


<3> PSAS, 1923, 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 57 1922-3, p.10-17, 46-7, 108-111, 170-2, 294-8, 297 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG563.


<4> Young, A, 1964, 'Brochs and duns', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 95 1961-2, p.171-98, 187 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG293.


<5> Highland Council, 1976, Dun Troddan: view of the interior (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11547.


<6> Highand Council, 1976, Dun Troddan: general view facing north (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG12834.


<7> Guido, M, 1978, The glass beads of the prehistoric and Roman periods in Britain and Ireland, 181 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2300.


<8> Close-Brooks, J, 1986, Exploring Scotland's Heritage: The Highlands, 146-7, No. 77 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2053.


<9> Campbell, P R, 1987, Dun Troddan: intramural passage, second gallery (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4575.


<10> Campbell, P R, 1987, Dun Troddan: Broch interior (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4576.


<11> Campbell, P R, 1987, Dun Troddan: People and Broch (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4579.


<12> Campbell, P R, 1987, Dun Troddan: part of Broch (?) (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4577.


<13> Campbell, P R, 1987, Dun Troddan: intramural stairs leading to lower gallery (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4580.


<14> Campbell, P R, 1987, Dun Troddan: 'Karen' (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4581.


<15> Campbell, P R, 1987, Dun Troddan: intramural passage, third gallery (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4578.


<16> Campbell, P R, 1987, Dun Troddan: cross section showing lower and upper remaining galleries of broch (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4583.


<17> Campbell, P R, 1987, Dun Troddan: Bob & Garry (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4582.


<18> Campbell, P R, 1987, Dun Troddan: Karen and Jack with minibus (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4584.


<19> Gourlay, R B, 1987, Dun Troddan: Garry & Lesley (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4564.


<20> Gourlay, R B, 1987, Dun Troddan: Intramural passage and person (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG4563.


<21> Wood, J, 1995, Dun Troddan: general view facing north east (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG5757.


<22> Wood, J, 1995, Dun Troddan: general view, facing west (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG5746.


<23> Wood, J, 1995, Dun Troddan: limit of Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG5763.


<24> Highand Council, 2000, Dun Troddan: general view of surviving wall facing southwest (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14467.


<25> Highland Council, 2000, Dun Troddan: between intramural walls (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14465.


<26> Highand Council, 2000, Dun Troddan: intra-mural staircase (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13404.


<27> Highand Council, 2000, Dun Troddan: intramural passageway (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14464.


<28> Highland Council, 2000, Dun Troddan: general view of exterior (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14469.


<29> Highand Council, 2000, Dun Troddan: view of internal courtyard wall (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14466.


<30> Highand Council, 2000, Dun Troddan: general view of surviving wall facing southwest (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14468.


<31> Highland Council, 2000, Dun Troddan: general view of interior (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14764.


<32> Mackie, E., 2007, The Roundhouses, Brochs and Wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland c.700 BC - AD 500: Architecture and material culture Part 2 (I & II) The Northern and Southern Mainland and the Western Islands (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG26111.


<33> Taylor, A, 2007-9, Photographs of various HER sites by Andrew Taylor (CD 1) (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24382.

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