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<b>Teroy</b>Posted by broch the badgerImage © Broch
Also known as:
  • Craigcaffie

Nearest Town:Stranraer (6km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NX099641 / Sheet: 82
Latitude:54° 56' 6.34" N
Longitude:   4° 58' 3.81" W

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"Teroy-Almost certainly a Broch" R W Feachem 1963 (Canmore).
Well it sure looks like it might have been a broch, although now much reduced. If you remove the surrounding forestry in the minds eye, Broch or galleried dun, Teroy fort must have been a commanding structure sat on its prominence over-looking the loch. There remains what could be an entrance with a possible intramural guard cell on the ENE side; a ditch of significant depth also protects this area with a steep slope protecting the opposite side. It is a bit tricky finding the place but is possible with a good map and for the broch obsessed, a must.
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19th July 2007ce
Edited 27th March 2008ce


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"Account of the Excavation of a Broch near Craigcaffie, Inch Parish, Wigtownshire, known as the Teroy Fort." - in the 1911 volume of PSAS.

It suggests that 'Teroy' might come from the Gaelic 'Tigh Ruadh' = Red House.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th March 2008ce