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View across cliffs to the Broch of Borwick. Glass negative.

SC 336795

Description View across cliffs to the Broch of Borwick. Glass negative.

Date c. 1928 to 1935

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 336795

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of O 26

Scope and Content Broch of Borwick, Orkney The Broch of Borwick is very well placed. It stands on a precipitous headland close to a source of fresh water and a landing-area for boats. There was originally a protective wall on the landward side. This is a view of the broch showing its location on the headland surrounded on three sides by cliffs. The seaward half of the structure has been destroyed by erosion. Excavations in the 19th century uncovered traces of outbuildings. They also found artefacts including combs that suggest that the site was still in use up to the mid 1st millennium AD. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Inv fig 345


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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