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TITLE
Plan for Pictish castle or broch
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_407_P112
PLACENAME
Ardmore
DISTRICT
Tain
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Edderton
DATE OF IMAGE
1887
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31206
KEYWORDS
Picts
Plan for Pictish castle or broch

This plan for an ancient Pictish castle or broch is probably that of the ruined broch at Leachonich, near Ardmore in Ross-Shire. Two thousand years ago brochs were widespread throughout northern and western Scotland. They may have built to protect the local population in times of threat. They were constructed with two concentric stone walls bonded by rows of slabs which formed galleries. Steps within the walls led to upper timber floors.

The illustration is from 'Pococke's Tours in Scotland', Volume 1 published by the Scottish History Society, 1887

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Plan for Pictish castle or broch

ROSS: Edderton

1760s

Picts

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This plan for an ancient Pictish castle or broch is probably that of the ruined broch at Leachonich, near Ardmore in Ross-Shire. Two thousand years ago brochs were widespread throughout northern and western Scotland. They may have built to protect the local population in times of threat. They were constructed with two concentric stone walls bonded by rows of slabs which formed galleries. Steps within the walls led to upper timber floors. <br /> <br /> The illustration is from 'Pococke's Tours in Scotland', Volume 1 published by the Scottish History Society, 1887