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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 647932

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NB14SE 1 19002 41230

(NB 1899 4122) Dun Carloway: Broch (NR)

OS 6" map, (1965)

A broch, which, though broken and incomplete, is one of the best preserved in the Western Isles, part of the old walling on the east still attaining a height of about 30'. It has an average external diameter of 47', the walls varying from 10 to 12' overall. Repairs have been carried out on the upper parts of the east wall where it is single, the inner wall having disappeared.

Finds from the broch are in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS).

RCAHMS 1928; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1909; (Broch visible on St Joseph air photograph RD3, 9)

Dun Carloway, a broch, as described and planned.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (R L) 25 June 1969.

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