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Recording Your Heritage Online

Event ID 567154

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Recording Your Heritage Online


Loch an Duna, later first millennium bc Ruin of islet broch tower with three separate crosswalls cutting off the causeway approach. It was described by George Atkinson in 1831 as 'having on its east side, a square opening about 3 ft high on a level with the ground, which runs in a straight line towards the centre of the building 7 or 8 ft, and then opens to the left, into an oven-like cavity, large enough to sleep in'. In the tradition of many Iron Age roundhouses in the Hebrides, it was apparently reoccupied in medieval times, or continued to be occupied up until the late medieval period.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

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