MHG2619 - Broch, Dun Coille Struy
Mutilated Iron Age broch.
Type and Period (1)
- BROCH (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
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)
NH33 1 DUN COILLE STRUY
This probable broch in Kilmorack near Beauly has been described as a mutilated broch on top of a steep, rocky spur . The overall diameter is 18.5m with a wall thickness of 2.4m at the entrance on the west. The battered outer face survives to 1.2m on the north-east and there are signs of intramural cells.
Sources: 1. NMRS site no. NH 33 NE 1.00: 2. Graham 1949, 99: Wallace 1886, 344. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Wallace, T. 1886. Notes on ancient remains in the Beauly Valley, Inverness-shire. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Volume 20. 340-55. 344.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Graham, A. 1949. 'Some observations on the brochs', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 81 1946-7, p.48-99. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 48-99. 95.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Wallace, T. 1921. 'Archaeological notes', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club, Vol. 8 1912-18, p.87-136. 109.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: 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. BAR British Series. 444. Paperback. NH33 1 DUN COILLE STRUY.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 3964 3976 (19m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12239 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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