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TITLE
Ground plan for Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch, Brora, Sutherland
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2475_P098
PLACENAME
Kintradwell
DISTRICT
Kildonan, Loth and Clyne
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Loth
DATE OF IMAGE
1873
PERIOD
500BC - 100s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31714
KEYWORDS
Cill-Trolla
Cinn Trolla Broch
brochs
Kintradwell
Brora
ground plans
settlements
zoomable

This ground plan for the Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch near Kintradwell, Brora in 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.

The ground plan shows that there was an extensive settlement around the broch with passages linking the various buildings

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Ground plan for Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch, Brora, Sutherland

SUTHERLAND: Loth

500BC - 100s

Cill-Trolla; Cinn Trolla Broch; brochs; Kintradwell; Brora; ground plans; settlements; zoomable

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (maps)

This ground plan for the Cill-Trolla or Cinn Trolla Broch near Kintradwell, Brora in Sutherland is from 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873.<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 ground plan shows that there was an extensive settlement around the broch with passages linking the various buildings