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Plan and section through broch. Argyll Inventory fig. 91.

SC 338387

Description Plan and section through broch. Argyll Inventory fig. 91.

Date 1974

Catalogue Number SC 338387

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AGD 564/2 PO

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 plan shows the layout of the broch. The entrance was to the SE and had a guard cell off it. Two doorways lead from the central court to a long gallery. A third door leads to a staircase. The scarcement ledge runs around the inner wall. 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. Finds included a fine Norse comb Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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