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TITLE
Dun Carloway
EXTERNAL ID
PC_MACLEAN_HARRIS&LEWIS09_22
PLACENAME
Carloway
DISTRICT
Lewis
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Uig
DATE OF IMAGE
8 July 2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Clare Maclean
SOURCE
Clare Maclean
ASSET ID
29243
KEYWORDS
brochs
buildings
dwellings
ruins
Dun Carloway

Dun Carloway (Dun Charlabhaigh) is an impressive broch overlooking Loch Roag on the west coast of Lewis. It was probably built around 100 BC and would have provided accommodation for a family and animals. It would also have been defensible if required. The broch was one of the first national monuments in Scotland to be taken into state care towards the end of the 1800s. By that time a large part of the wall had already been removed to provide building material for nearby black houses. Originally the broch would have stood at about 43 feet (13m) high but it is now only 22 feet (almost 7m).

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Dun Carloway

ROSS: Uig

2000s

brochs; buildings; dwellings; ruins

Clare Maclean

Dun Carloway (Dun Charlabhaigh) is an impressive broch overlooking Loch Roag on the west coast of Lewis. It was probably built around 100 BC and would have provided accommodation for a family and animals. It would also have been defensible if required. The broch was one of the first national monuments in Scotland to be taken into state care towards the end of the 1800s. By that time a large part of the wall had already been removed to provide building material for nearby black houses. Originally the broch would have stood at about 43 feet (13m) high but it is now only 22 feet (almost 7m).