NT7760 : Entrance to Edin's Hall Broch

taken 9 years ago, near to Abbey st Bathans, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Entrance to Edin's Hall Broch
Entrance to Edin's Hall Broch
This complex site stands on the NE slope of Cockburn Law (about 210m OD) just above a fairly steep slope down to the Whiteadder Water . The fort consists of a double rampart, each line with an external ditch, enclosing an oval area some 135m E-W by 75m transversely. On the N side the defences continue as stony banks at the top of the slope. The entrance has been in the WSW.
The walls of the broch still stand up to 1.5m high in places. The entrance is in the SSE and has door-checks as well as two guard cells opening off it further in. Three large mural cells open on to the central court which is 16.8m in diameter. The cell on the S has the remains of a stone stairway at its N end which presumably rose to the wallhead. The wall is 5.2m thick so that the overall diameter of the building is some 27m, very large for a broch. A rectangular chamber attached to the outside of the wall at the entrance is a secondary addition, but the sub-rectangular enclosure within which the broch stands is possibly contemporary
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 February, 2009   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 22 February, 2009
Category
Broch   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 772 603 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.1233N 2:21.8587W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 772 603
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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