NG8217 : Dun Telve Broch

taken 45 years ago, near to Eilanreach, Highland, Great Britain

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Dun Telve Broch
Dun Telve Broch
This broch and Dun Trodden half a mile further up the glen are the best preserved brochs on the mainland. Sadly both have been plundered for building stone. Dating from the iron-age (450BC to AD400) Dun Telve was originally over 40 feet high and now has a maximum height of 33 feet. Built entirely without mortar it is double skinned with a thickness at the base of 13 feet and a gallery with a staircase climbing between the walls. The internal diameter of the broch was 32 feet. Their purpose is a matter of debate but circular towers of that height with no external windows and only one low doorway would have been useful defensive structures.
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Date Taken
April 1974   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 March, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 8291 1726 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:11.6737N 5:35.6938W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 8292 1723
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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