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TITLE
Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch, Brora, Sutherland
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2475_P095B
PLACENAME
Kintradwell
DISTRICT
Kildonan, Loth and Clyne
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Loth
DATE OF IMAGE
1873
PERIOD
500BC - 100s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31712
KEYWORDS
Cill-Trolla
Cinn Trolla Broch
brochs
Kintradwell
Brora
querns
rubbing stones
Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch, Brora, Sutherland

This illustration of the interior of Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch near Kintradwell, Brora, Sutherland is from 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873.

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.
Finds inside Cinn Trolla Broch included human remains, animal bones, stone tools (including querns and rubbing stones which can be easily identified in the illustration), an iron spear head and pottery fragments

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Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch, Brora, Sutherland

SUTHERLAND: Loth

500BC - 100s

Cill-Trolla; Cinn Trolla Broch; brochs; Kintradwell; Brora; querns; rubbing stones

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration of the interior of Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch near Kintradwell, Brora, Sutherland is from 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873.<br /> <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 /> Finds inside Cinn Trolla Broch included human remains, animal bones, stone tools (including querns and rubbing stones which can be easily identified in the illustration), an iron spear head and pottery fragments