NG3752 : Dun Suladale

taken 13 years ago, near to Suladale, Highland, Great Britain

Dun Suladale
Dun Suladale
A fairly well preserved Iron Age broch, south west of the present-day community of Suladale.
Dłn Suladale broch
(Extract from The Highland Council Historic Environment Record - LinkExternal link ).

Brochs are round, tower-like houses, their monumental size intended to display the wealth and status of the agricultural communities who lived in them. They were occupied in the later Iron Age and occur frequently in north and west of Scotland.

Dłn Suledale epitomises this idea of a high status settlement, perched as it is in a conspicuous position in the middle of a rocky plateau, overlooking Loch Snizort Beag. The rock on which it stands is enclosed by a stone wall, through which an entrance can still be seen.

The broch is well preserved, perhaps because it lies some distance above the limit of recent settlement. It is circular in plan, with the drystone walls still standing to 2.5m in height. The entrance passage is flanked by guard cells, one with most of its lintelled roof intact. Another two cells and a passageway can be traced in the thickness of the wall.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 24 April, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 374 526 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:29.2379N 6:23.0115W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 371 526
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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