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Orkney Smr Note

Date July 1986

Event ID 619509

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Orkney Smr Note


Broch tower with outbuildings within an impressive outer ditch and embankment. Central broch feature and a small portion of the outbuildings on the sea side where the entrance is, excavated by George Petrie with a team of Col. David Balfour's workmen c.1862. Plans were made by Dryden. The short published account is largely incorporated within the RCAMS description.

The site some years ago ceased to be grazed, so it now is very overgrown. Little can be made out of the outbuildings E of the broch tower, nor can any of the internal details of the broch be seen, as the floor is covered with a deep layer of rubble. The scarcement however is obvious, and the entrance section with its mural cell remains impressive. [R1]

Information from Orkney SMR (RGL) Jul 86

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