MHG5354 - Dun Troddan Broch - Glenelg, Lochalsh

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

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. The bead was classifed as a class 8 bead (Small opaque yellow annular beads) by Guido. <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>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8340 1724 (17m by 17m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG81NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENELG

Finds (3)

  • DISC (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • BEAD (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

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