NC8950 : Entrance into The Borg

taken 26 years ago, near to Trantlebeg, Highland, Great Britain

Entrance into The Borg
Entrance into The Borg
One of a number of entrances into the broch, all are blocked by fallen stones and overgrown with vegetation. The remains of a broch, called The Borg, can be seen east of the A897, above the river valley. Brochs are dry stone hollow-walled structures dated to the Iron Age. Only found in Scotland, these stone structures include some of the most sophisticated examples of dry stone architecture. Their often close groupings and sheer numbers in many areas suggests that they had a primarily defensive or even offensive function. The origin of brochs is a subject of continuing research.


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Date Taken
August 1994   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 October, 2007
Category
Broch   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NC 899 509 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:25.9721N 3:53.2050W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NC 899 509
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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