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TITLE
Dun Carloway and Fort at Cromore
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_941_006_P002_A
PLACENAME
Dun Carloway and Dun Cromore
DISTRICT
Lewis (Uig and Lochs)
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS
DATE OF IMAGE
1792
PERIOD
1790s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31367
KEYWORDS
brochs
Picts
islands
forts
duns
walls
ruins
zoomable

"Dun Carloway broch, on Lewis, dates from around 100BC to 300AD. It has a double drystone wall and a staircase between them which would have originally led to upper galleries. The broch would probably have been used as a residence for an extended family and their animals. It was also designed to be defensible if needed. Because it dates from a later period than many other brochs it has remained in fairly good condition. It was still largely intact in the 1500s when members of the Morrison clan used it as a hiding place from the MacAulays after stealing some of their cattle.

Dun Cromore is located on the southeast coast of Lewis. It was a small circular fort with walls around 10ft high. It is much less well preserved than Dun Carloway but it is thought that it had an access causeway and steps to an upper gallery.

This plate was found in volume 1 of the 'Transactions of the Society of the Antiquaries of Scotland' of 1792"

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Dun Carloway and Fort at Cromore

ROSS

1790s

brochs; Picts; islands; forts; duns; walls; ruins; zoomable

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (maps)

"Dun Carloway broch, on Lewis, dates from around 100BC to 300AD. It has a double drystone wall and a staircase between them which would have originally led to upper galleries. The broch would probably have been used as a residence for an extended family and their animals. It was also designed to be defensible if needed. Because it dates from a later period than many other brochs it has remained in fairly good condition. It was still largely intact in the 1500s when members of the Morrison clan used it as a hiding place from the MacAulays after stealing some of their cattle.<br /> <br /> Dun Cromore is located on the southeast coast of Lewis. It was a small circular fort with walls around 10ft high. It is much less well preserved than Dun Carloway but it is thought that it had an access causeway and steps to an upper gallery.<br /> <br /> This plate was found in volume 1 of the 'Transactions of the Society of the Antiquaries of Scotland' of 1792"