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An Iron Age Scottish stone tower with hollow double-skinned walls.
A broch 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 1980s. Their origin is a matter of some controversy.
A broch is an Iron Age drystone hollow-walled structure of a type found only in Scotland. Brochs include some of the most sophisticated examples of drystone architecture ever created, and belong to the classification "complex Atlantic Roundhouse" devised by Scottish archaeologists in the 1980s. Their origin is a matter of some controversy. The theory that they were defensive military structures is not accepted by many modern archaeologists, while the alternative notion that they were farmhouses is dismissed by some others. Although most stand alone in the landscape, some examples exist of brochs surrounded by clusters of smaller dwellings. There is controversy about whether or not brochs were roofed, as no direct evidence for this has survived.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
broh, n. the local name applied in the north of Scotland to the ancient dry-built circular castles, known also to the Gaelic-speaking people as duns, and to antiquaries as Pictish towers.—Also Brogh and Brough. [Old Norse borg; A.S. burh.]
brōch, obsolete spelling of Broach.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Broch is ranked #97210 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Broch surname appeared 187 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Broch.
80.7% or 151 total occurrences were White.
9.6% or 18 total occurrences were Black.
6.9% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of broch in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of broch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of broch in a Sentence
What you can see just over here is the front door of the broch, exposed by the sea, taking away parts of the ruins and leaving a built wall still intact. And each year a little more falls as the sea batters it, what we have discovered in recent years, through the use of geophysics and other things, is that... on this stretch of the coastline, all the settlement archaeology is within 100 meters of the coast edge. And so as the sea takes this heritage of ours away it's taking all that we have.
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