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TITLE
Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch, Brora, Sutherland
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2475_P095A
PLACENAME
Kintradwell
DISTRICT
Kildonan, Loth and Clyne
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Loth
DATE OF IMAGE
1873
PERIOD
500BC - 100s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31711
KEYWORDS
Cill-Trolla
Cinn Trolla Broch
brochs
Kintradwell
Brora
Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch, Brora, Sutherland

Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch lies near Kintradwell in Brora, Sutherland. It is unusual in that when it was originally excavated in the latter half of the 19th century, it was found that the entrance door was 2.1 metres high. This contrasted greatly with the low entrances found on most other brochs.
Two thousand years ago brochs were widespread throughout northern and western Scotland. They may have been 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 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873

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Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch, Brora, Sutherland

SUTHERLAND: Loth

500BC - 100s

Cill-Trolla; Cinn Trolla Broch; brochs; Kintradwell; Brora

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch lies near Kintradwell in Brora, Sutherland. It is unusual in that when it was originally excavated in the latter half of the 19th century, it was found that the entrance door was 2.1 metres high. This contrasted greatly with the low entrances found on most other brochs.<br /> Two thousand years ago brochs were widespread throughout northern and western Scotland. They may have been 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 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873