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TITLE
Glenelg Brochs
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351A_2_P391
PLACENAME
Glenelg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31154
KEYWORDS
brochs
Picts
Glenelg Brochs

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. It shows brochs at Glenelg.

Once thought to have been Danish in origin, the brochs are now believed to have dated from early Pictish times, approximately 100AD. Only two remain in existence at Glenelg and they are referred to as Dun Troddan and Dun Telve, examples of the best preserved Pictish Broch Towers in Scotland. Rising to 12 metres in height, they are double walled and contain no mortar, built by stacking

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Glenelg Brochs

ROSS: Lochalsh

1760s

brochs; Picts

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. It shows brochs at Glenelg. <br /> <br /> Once thought to have been Danish in origin, the brochs are now believed to have dated from early Pictish times, approximately 100AD. Only two remain in existence at Glenelg and they are referred to as Dun Troddan and Dun Telve, examples of the best preserved Pictish Broch Towers in Scotland. Rising to 12 metres in height, they are double walled and contain no mortar, built by stacking