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External structure to SE of Broch of Gurness.

SC 336798

Description External structure to SE of Broch of Gurness.

Catalogue Number SC 336798

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 75707 CN

Scope and Content Broch at Gurness, Orkney The Broch of Gurness is built looking out over Eynhallow Sound to Rousay. The broch and its outer defences survive, with a network of structures in the area between which are probably of a later date. The sea has eroded part of the N side of the site. This is a view of one of the houses that make up the village. They are clustered together and are built from large upright slabs of stone and drystone masonry. It is estimated that the village could hold up to 30 or 40 families. The site has been excavated and later the finds are in the museum on the site, the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh and Tankerness House Museum, Kirkwall. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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