Dun Hallin

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Coordinates: 57°32′24″N 6°35′10″W / 57.540119°N 6.586151°W / 57.540119; -6.586151

Dun Hallin
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North side of Dun Hallin
Dun Hallin is located in Isle of Skye
Dun Hallin
Shown within Isle of Skye
Location Skye
Coordinates 57°32′24″N 6°35′10″W / 57.540119°N 6.586151°W / 57.540119; -6.586151
Type Broch
History
Periods Iron Age

Dun Hallin is an Iron Age broch located near the northwest coast of the island of Skye, in Scotland (grid reference NG25665927).

Location[edit]

Dun Hallin is located on the Waternish peninsula of Skye, just east of the settlement of Hallin.[1] It occupies the southeast end of a steep-sided rocky plateau overlooking a fertile valley and the sea.[2]

Description[edit]

Dun Hallin has an external diameter of around 17.4 metres and an internal diameter of around 10.5 metres.[2] The broch walls currently stand to a maximum height of 3.8 metres on the north and west sides.[2] The entrance is on the southeast side but is in a ruined state.[2] On each side of the entrance passage are oval guard cells, although only the northern, right-hand cell can easily be seen.[2] The interior of the broch has much rubble grassed over.[2] A mural gallery is visible on the southwest side and a lintel stone remains in position over the doorway there. Six steps of the intra-mural stairway were found when the broch was examined in 1921 but are not now apparent.[2]

The broch is additionally defended by an outer stone wall which runs round the edge of the rocky knoll and which is still about 6 metres high to the south.[2]

The broch has not been excavated.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ritchie, J N G (1998). Brochs of Scotland. Shire Publications. p. 47. ISBN 0747803897. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Historic Environment Scotland. "Skye, Dun Hallin (10905)". Canmore. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 

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