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Burra Ness Broch, Yell  3D Model
Burra Ness Broch is situated overlooking the sea on the eastern side of the island of Yell in the Shetland Isles, Scotland. On the eastern side of the broch the outer wall survives to a height of upto 4.25 metres. There is the remains of an intra-mural gallery and a oval shaped cell within the 4.5 metre thick wall. Surrounding the broch are the remains of outbuildings (some certainly later) and earthworks which probably represent defensive banks. It is likely that stone from the broch was taken to build crofts/farm 100 metres to the south.
In simplistic terms a broch is a stone tower built in the Iron Age, most brochs were occupied 2000 years ago. The best surviving example is 13 metres tall (Mousa, Shetland Isles), most brochs were probably never this tall.
For a view of the broch in the wider landscape see: https://skfb.ly/MqDC
Grid Reference: HU 55720 95708
Photographed: 23 September 2015
Model Built: 21 November 2015
Model created using Agisoft Photoscan (Standard)