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Broch, door 3, showing west side-wall.

SC 337175

Description Broch, door 3, showing west side-wall.

Catalogue Number SC 337175

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 8080

Scope and Content Broch at Dun Mor, Vaul, Tiree, Argyll and Bute Dun Mor is a well-preserved broch built on a rocky knoll close to the shore. It is set inside an irregular outwork. The site was excavated between 1962 and 1964 and the finds are now in the Huntarian Museum, University of Glasgow. This is a view of one of the entrances to the intramural gallery. There are three altogether with the one to the NNW also giving access to a staircase. The massive stone slab used as the door's lintel can still be seen in place. The excavations in the 1960s discovered more about the phases of construction. Originally from the mid first century BC, it appears that around AD 200 the walls were lowered as the broch became less of a defensive site. Later finds included a Norse comb Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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