MHG5795 - Possible Broch - Dun Borve
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Type and Period (1)
- BROCH (Undated)
- None recorded
NG35SW 3 3426 5257.
(NG 34265257) Dun Borve (NR)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)
Dun Borve - listed by RCAHMS (1928) under Probable Brochs. On a rocky ridge on the eastern shore of Loch Greshornish, at Borve, near Edinbain, are the remains of a dun. On the flanks the ridge rises sharply about 50' above the loch to the W and about 20' above the land to the E, but at the extremities it tails away more gradually in rocky slopes and bluffs. The building has been entirely removed, leaving a shapeless mass of stone and soil 5' high in places, forming a ring about 53' in diameter externally. The shape and the dimensions of the remains suggest that this may have been a broch. Graham lists this as an uncertain broch.
RCAHMS 1928; A Graham 1949.
Dun Borve is as described by RCAHMS. The plan and dimension, etc., suggest that it is almost certainly a broch.
Visited by OS (ASP) 1 May 1961.
NG35 1 DUN BORVE 1
Possible broch in Duirinish, Skye, standing on a rocky ridge on the east shore of Loch Greshornish. The building has been almost completely removed leaving a heap of stone about 1.53m (5 ft) high and 16.17m (53 ft) in diameter overall. The dimensions and the situation suggest that this is a broch.
Sources: 1. as card NG 35 SW 3: 2. RCAHMS 1928, 160-61, no. 515: 3. MacSween 1984-85, 45, no. 27: 4. Swanson (ms) 1985, 836 and plan. <1>
- --- SHG1531 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. 48-99.
- --- SHG2656 Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1928. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Ninth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Small Isles. . 160-1, No. 515.
- --- SHG7129 Image/Photograph(s): Broch, Dun Borve, Loch Greshornish. Digital Image. .
- <1> SHG26111 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. NG35 1 DUN BORVE 1.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 3425 5256 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11173 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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