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TITLE
Interior of Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch, Brora, Sutherland
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2475_P096
PLACENAME
Kintradwell
DISTRICT
Kildonan, Loth and Clyne
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Loth
DATE OF IMAGE
1873
PERIOD
500BC - 100s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31713
KEYWORDS
Cill-Trolla
Cinn Trolla Broch
brochs
Kintradwell
Brora
arches
Interior of Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch, Brora, Sutherland

This illustration shows part of a chamber within the Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch near Kintradwell, Brora, Sutherland. The illustration 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.

The illustration shows an example of an early horizontal arch. The arch shape is achieved by placing the overlapping slabs in a backwards sloping manner until they reach the lintel at the top

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Interior of Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch, Brora, Sutherland

SUTHERLAND: Loth

500BC - 100s

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

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration shows part of a chamber within the Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch near Kintradwell, Brora, Sutherland. The illustration 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 /> <br /> The illustration shows an example of an early horizontal arch. The arch shape is achieved by placing the overlapping slabs in a backwards sloping manner until they reach the lintel at the top