NS8384 : Tappoch or Torwood Broch April 2007

taken 15 years ago, near to Tappoch, Falkirk, Great Britain

Tappoch or Torwood Broch April 2007
Tappoch or Torwood Broch April 2007
Only a bump on the highest point in Torwood, the site was excavated in 1864 by Colonel Joseph Dundas of Carronhall. He discovered an ‘ancient building at Tapock’, known to locals as ‘the Roman Camp’. Brochs (circular stone houses) were a popular form of dwelling over two thousand years ago but fell out of favour after the Roman occupation of Britain. I have seen a photograph of the Broch taken around the 1950’s and there has been some serious deterioration since then. You can read Col. Dundas’s report of the excavation at:
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I have just completed a short video of the Broch and Torwood Castle.
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 April, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 May, 2007
Category
Ancient site > Ancient site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 833 849 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:2.6060N 3:52.4561W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 831 850
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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