EHG5139 - Watching Brief - Dun Troddan Broch, Glenelg



Kirkdale Archaeology


March 2013


Under the terms of its PIC call-off contract with Historic Scotland, Kirkdale Archaeology was asked to monitor some small scale work at Dun Troddan Broch, Glenelg. A watching brief and evaluation was carried out on the site of minor alterations to the broch entrance in order to allow easier access into the interior. Within the area of the entrance passage and connected ‘Guard Cell’ a minimal amount of work was undertaken, principally weeding and the removal of superficial surface deposits. In the ‘Guard Cell’ no features of archaeological merit were discovered, although a photographic survey was undertaken. A small trench was excavated within the broch. The two sections recorded showed that a depth of at least 450mm of deposits survive within the broch, with evidence for some of these continuing into the entrance passage. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Kirkdale Archaeology. 2013. Dun Troddan Broch: Excavation: March 2013. Kirkdale Archaeology. Digital.



Location Dun Troddan Broch, Glenelg
Grid reference Centred NG 8339 1724 (6m by 3m)
Map sheet NG81NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Dun Troddan Broch - Glenelg, Lochalsh (Monument)

Record last edited

Nov 11 2021 12:36PM

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