brochs of Mousa & Clickhimin

by John Robertson Campbell Hamilton

Publisher: H.M.S.O. in Edinburgh

Written in English
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Statement[by] John Hamilton; reconstruction drawings by Alan Sorrell.
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LC ClassificationsGN780.22.G7 H3
The Physical Object
Pagination[3], 47 p. (2 fold.)
Number of Pages47
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Open LibraryOL5174721M
ISBN 100114904960
LC Control Number74889515

Origin and definition. The word broch is derived from Lowland Scots 'brough', meaning (among other things) fort. In the midth century Scottish antiquaries called brochs 'burgs', after Old Norse borg, with the same names in Scandinavian Scotland such as Burgawater and Burgan show that Old Norse borg is the older word used for these structures in the north. Hotels near Mousa Iron Age Broch: ( mi) Brekka Lodge Self Catering ( mi) Hayhoull Bed & Breakfast ( mi) Spiggie Guest House ( mi) Mucklehus ( mi) Orca Country Inn; View all hotels near Mousa Iron Age Broch on Tripadvisor $5/ TripAdvisor reviews. Clickimin Broch (Broch) on The Modern Antiquarian, the UK & Ireland's most popular megalithic community website. 8 images, 4 fieldnotes, 1 weblink, plus information on many more ancient sites nearby and across the UK & Ireland. The Haa, laird's house and Mousa Broch, tallest Iron Age broch and one of Europe's best-preserved prehistoric buildings, Shetland Islands, Scotland Imposing Broch of Clickimin / Clickimin Broch / Clickhimin Broch, restored broch in Clickimin Loch, Lerwick, Mainland.

Clickhimin submitted by SolarMegalith A well-preserved blockhouse opposite the southern arc of Clickhimin broch (photo taken on June ). Clickhimin submitted by SolarMegalith Clickhimin broch - view from the south (photo taken on June ). These are just 15 photos of Clickhimin. Brochs were tapering stone towers, some as much as 50 feet high. The tower was surrounded by a walled court. Several round stone buildings were often built within the court. They are beautiful and unique structures. This Broch, built after the style of Clickhimin Broch, is easy to construct from small stones held together with hot glue. The first time I arrived in Shetland I jumped into my car and headed straight to the South Mainland to catch a glimpse of Mousa Broch. It’s located on an uninhabited island a mile off the east coast of Mainland Shetland, and to see it close up, you need to take a ferry to Mousa between April and September. I did get a glimpse of Mousa from Sandwick on my first trip, but didn’t see it close. The Broch is a small area in the North East of Scotland, centering on the coastal town of the natives of this area refer to it as the broch, it is generally used in an insulting fashion from neighbouring areas. The suggested origin for the name is the manner in which inhabitants of this area pronounce the "broch" suffix. See the Everything Guide to Doric Words and Phrases.

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Find more information about: ISBN:   This book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain - the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland. It sets the building of these unique fortifications into context and examines some of the impressive sites that may still be visited, including the brochs of Mousa and Clickhimin in Shetland and Carolway on by: 1.

This book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain: the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland. It places the building of these unique fortifications in context and examines some of the impressive sites that may still be visited, including the brochs of Mousa and Clickhimin in Shetland and Carloway on Lewis.

Mousa Broch may be the most well preserved on Shetland, but the Broch of Clickimin is certainly brochs of Mousa & Clickhimin book most easily accessible. About BC a bronze-age family built a small farmhouse on a grassy islet surrounded by loch or marsh, and they walled the islet to enclose their cattle and sheep.

The broch tower still stands to an impressive height and the whole promontory is enclosed by a stout wall. Once inside, the enigmatic blockhouse rises up in front of the broch itself. To the west of the broch tower are the remains of a number of different structures dating from around BC to AD.

The Broch of Clickimin (also Clickimin Broch) is a large, well-preserved but restored broch in Lerwick in Shetland, Scotland (grid reference).Originally built on an island in Clickimin Loch, it was approached by a stone broch is situated within a walled enclosure and, unusually for brochs, features a large "forework" or "blockhouse" between the opening in the enclosure and the.

The Mousa broch features prominently in two Norse Sagas, one about a man who finds it hard to retrieve his captive mother from the fortress, and one about a young couple, shipwrecked while eloping. Softback. SBN 11 0 1st. Twin stapled booklet with fold-out wraps with plans of each broch.

illus. & with Front cover titles. " x ". ii pp. + 46 pp. Glossy paper production with B/W photos, & B/W line-drawn reconstructions by Alan Sorrell. Wt: Kg. Good. Synopsis This volume examines some of the best ancient monuments in Britain - the iron age brochs of north & west Scotland.

It sets the building of these fortifications into context & looks at some of the theories that have been proposed for their origins.'Reviews: 5. Clickimin Broch is sited on a promontory projecting into the Loch of Clickimin.

Before the water level was lowered inthe site was connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway, probably constructed in the later Iron Age. The remains of the causeway can still be seen today.

The promontory at. This book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain - the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland.

It sets the building of these unique fortifications into context and examines some of the impressive sites that may still be visited, including the brochs of Mousa and Clickhimin in Shetland and Carolway on Lewis/5(2). The Mousa broch features prominently in two Norse Sagas, one about a man who finds it hard to retrieve his captive mother from the fortress, and one about a young couple, shipwrecked while eloping, who seek shelter in it.

Later in its existence, the broch was used by smugglers. Today, it is part of a bird sanctuary, particularly storm petrels.

Broch of Mousa Broch of Mousa (or Mousa Broch) is the finest preserved example of an Iron Age broch or round tower. It is in the small island of Mousa in Shetland, Scotland. It is the tallest broch still standing and amongst the best-preserved prehistoric buildings in Europe.

HU42 6 MOUSA. HU This solid based broch is exceptionally well preserved and stands on the flat rock surface of a low promontory near the west shore of Mousa Island, overlooking Mousa Sound and about a mile off the east coast of the Dunrossness peninsula (Ills. ) (visited 5/6/63, 29/6/87 and in July ).

STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE. MOUSA BROCH. We continually revise our Statements of Significance, so they may vary in length, format and level of detail. While every effort is made to. They are the finest example of advanced construction achievements of Iron Age’s European builders and some of them may still be visited, including Clickhimin in Shetland, Carolway on Lewis and the brochs of Mousa, which is mentioned in the ‘Orkneyinga Saga’, one of the most famous and certainly the most specific to Orkney.

In the Saga. The brochs of Mousa & Clickhimin by John Robertson Campbell Hamilton 1 edition - first published in Not in Library. Subjects. History, Accessible book, Anglo-Saxons, Brochs, Civilization, Juvenile literature, Middle Ages, Mines and mineral resources. The Broch of Clickimin is a large, well-preserved but restored broch in Lerwick in Shetland, Scotland.

Originally built on an island in Clickimin Loch, it was approached by a stone causeway. The broch is situated within a walled enclosure and, unusually for brochs, features a large "forework" or "blockhouse" between the opening in the enclosure. The Origin and Development of the Broch and Wheelhouse Building Cultures of the Scottish Iron Age - Volume 31 - Euan W.

MacKie ‘ Notes of the Brochs or “Pictish Towers” of Mousa, Clickhimin, ‘ The Broch of Mousa: a Survey by H.M. Office of Works ’, PSAS. Buy {BROCHS OF SCOTLAND BY Ritchie, J. G.(Author)}Brochs of Scotland[paperback]Shire Publications(Publisher) by Ritchie, J. (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. They are the finest example of advanced construction achievements of Iron Age’s European builders and some of them may still be visited, including Clickhimin in Shetland, Carolway on Lewis and the brochs of Mousa, which is mentioned in the ‘Orkneyinga Saga’, one of the most famous and certainly the most specific to Orkney.

In the Saga, this impressive broch is called ‘Moseyjar-borg’. The broch comes into view fairly quickly and from there your attention is focused on a structure that just keeps on getting bigger as you approach. Standing above a rocky shoreline, Mousa was one of a pair of brochs built to stand guard over Mousa Sound.

The other is at Burraland on the Mainland on the opposite side of the sound. Home» News and Blogs» Off the Beaten Track 11 - In search of Brochs Off the Beaten Track 11 - In search of Brochs.

Published: 12 June Brochs are the best known of Shetland’s prehistoric remains and Mousa is regarded as iconic throughout Scotland.

In spite of their popularity, brochs are still shrouded in mystery. Excavated in the s, it spans a period from just after BC to around BC and comprises several houses and interlinked field walls.

Returning to Lerwick, we visit the fantastic, award-winning Shetland Museum which displays over artefacts and end the day at Clickhimin Iron Age Broch and later wheelhouse situated just outside Lerwick. 64 5 Booklets - The Brochs of Mousa and Clickhimin ( & ); A Guide to Prehistoric Shetland; Shetland County Museum & The Birds of Fair Isle Collection 2 65 Guide to Shetland Robert Cowie 66 Life in Shetland Ursula Venables 67 Guide to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland Including Orkney and Zetland George & Peter Anderson A broch (/ˈbrɒx/) is an Iron Age drystone hollow-walled structure found in Scotland.

Brochs belong to the classification complex Atlantic roundhouse devised by Scottish archaeologists in the s. Their origin is a matter of some controversy. Broch - WikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia - WikiMili, The.

Review Beyond the Brochs: changing perspectives on the Late Iron Age in Atlantic Scotland Ian Armit (ed), Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. January DOI: /gas. Jarlshof and Clickhimin, J. R. C. Hamilton, suggested an Orkney origin in without going into details of the broch's earlier development*3*.

In and he was more explicit and proposed a typological sequence in which a number of gallery-walled fortlcts on the west coast and in the Hebrides were the immediate forerunners of the brochs.

If you can't make it to Mousa Broch then this is a good (free!) substitute. Very atmospheric but right in the middle of a modern environment. We parked at the leisure/sports centre, walked round the lake (with two otters swimming in the middle) and TripAdvisor reviews.Clickhimin Broch is situated on the south shore of the Loch of Clickhimin, three-quarters of a mile south-west of Lerwick on the Lerwick-Sumburgh road.

Mousa Broch is situated on the west shore of the island of Mousa, opposite Sandwick, 15 miles south of Lerwick on the Lerwick-Sumburgh road. Access is by motor boat hired from Leebatten, Sandwick.