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Plan and section of structures and earthworks, Hillock of Burroughston broch, Shapinsay, with measurements. Drawn by H Dryden in July 1866 and copied by A H Kersey. Inscribed: 'Brough at Borrowston, S ...

SC 338360

Description Plan and section of structures and earthworks, Hillock of Burroughston broch, Shapinsay, with measurements. Drawn by H Dryden in July 1866 and copied by A H Kersey. Inscribed: 'Brough at Borrowston, Shapinsey, Orkney'

Date 1866

Collection Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 338360

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of ORD 16/7

Scope and Content Broch at Burroughston, Shapinsay, Orkney The Broch of Burroughston stands at the NE tip of Shapinsay. The interior was cleared out during the 1860s. The structure has since been partly restored. This plan shows the layout of the broch. The entrance passage faces the sea and there is a guard cell in the southern wall. Inside are further galleries and a well. The site is partially surrounded by a wall, ditch and rampart. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Accession Number 1975/12

External Reference SAS 170

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/338360

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 249) Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Group Level (551 249/257) Sir Henry Edward Leigh Dryden.

>> Sub-Group Level (551 249/2/4) Plans of Orkney monuments.

>>> Batch Level (551 249/2/4/7) Plans & sections of the broch of Burroughston, Shapinsay.

>>>> Item Level (SC 338360) Plan and section of structures and earthworks, Hillock of Burroughston broch, Shapinsay, with measurements. Drawn by H Dryden in July 1866 and copied by A H Kersey. Inscribed: 'Brough at Borrowston, Shapinsey, Orkney'

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