Dun Dornaigil

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Dun Dornaigil
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Dun Dornaigil
Dun Dornaigil is located in Highland
Dun Dornaigil
Shown within Highland
Location Scottish Highlands
Coordinates 58°21′59″N 4°38′21″W / 58.366338°N 4.639198°W / 58.366338; -4.639198
Type Broch
History
Periods Iron Age
Site notes
Ownership Historic Scotland

Dun Dornaigil is an Iron Age broch in Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands (grid reference NC45714501). It is next to the Strathmore River, immediately adjacent to the A836 road. It is under the care of Historic Scotland. The interior has been filled and is now inaccessible.

Location[edit]

Dun Dornaigil is located next to the Strathmore River, south of Ben Hope, immediately adjacent to the single track A836 road.[1] Under the care of Historic Scotland, it has limited parking space and an information board for visitors.[2]

Description[edit]

Doorway with a massive triangular lintel

The broch has an external diameter of about 14.5 metres.[1] The walls of Dun Dornaigil generally survive from 2 to 3 metres around the circumference of the broch, but above the doorway they rise to nearly 7 metres.[1] The entrance is on the northeast side but is filled with debris.[1] There is a massive triangular lintel over the entrance which measures 1.4 metres along the base, and 0.9 metres in height.[1] The interior of the broch is still filled with collapsed rubble from the upper levels and is therefore not accessible.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Site Record for Dun Dornaigil Dun Dornadilla; Dun Dornagail". RCAHMS. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Dun Dornaigil". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 

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Coordinates: 58°22′00.00″N 004°38′19.05″W / 58.3666667°N 4.6386250°W / 58.3666667; -4.6386250