NG3752 : Dun Suladale Wall

taken 12 years ago, near to Suladale, Highland, Great Britain

Dun Suladale Wall
Dun Suladale Wall
Constructed in the Iron Age, a good portion of the wall of this hill fort survives. The stones here are more even in size than in many other Skye brochs.
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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Monday, 15 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 May, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 374 526 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:29.2379N 6:23.0115W
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