MHG2619 - Broch, Dun Coille Struy

Summary

Mutilated Iron Age broch.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Dun Coille Struy, a mutilated broch situated on the top of a steep rocky spur.
It is circular and measures 18.5m overall diameter with a wall thickness of 4.2m at the entrance in the W, whose N side has been destroyed by a track probably to facilitate robbing. The outer face is visible for most of the periphery, surviving to a height of 1.2m in the NE where it is well-built with a pronounced batter, but the inner face can only be seen in the SW for c. 6.0m near the entrance, where there is also a well-preserved oval guard chamber. There are probable remains of intra-mural cells, now obscured by tumble. Recent buildings are evident outside the entrance and within the broch.
Surveyed at 1:2500. (Visited by OS (R D) 20 July 1965)
Visited by OS (N K B) 20 July 1965.

NH33NE 1.01 NH 3964 3976 Buildings

Classified by Graham as a broch, and by Wallace as an apparent dun.
T Wallace 1886, 1913; A Graham 1949

(NH 3963 3976) Dun Coille Struy (NR)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)


Wallace, T, 1886, Notes on ancient remains in the Beauly Valley, Inverness-shire, 344 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1192.


Wallace, T, 1921, 'Archaeological notes', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club, Vol. 8 1912-18, p.87-136, 109 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG195.


Graham, A, 1949, 'Some observations on the brochs', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 81 1946-7, p.48-99, 95 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1531.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 3964 3976 (19m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH33NE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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