Scheduled Monument

James's Temple,dun 400m N of CulnacraighSM4562

Status: Designated

Documents

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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.

Summary

Date Added
30/09/1988
Supplementary Information Updated
10/01/2019
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Knockbain
NGR
NH 66025 52188
Coordinates
266025, 852188

Description

The monument consists of the remains of an oval dun on the top of Drumderfit Hill. It measures overall 17m NE/SW by 11m transversely. The entrance lies on the ENE and appears to have a width of 1 m defined by two stone blocks set on edge. The wall is turf covered; it measures 3.5 m across in the NE and SW and 2.5 m across in the SE. 6 inner wall face stones are visible as are four exterior wall face stones up to 1 m tall. The area to be scheduled is oval and measures 40m NE/SW by 30m transversely as delineated in red on the attached map.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance because it can increase understanding of the construction techniques of prehistoric fortifications and because it is a rare north eastern Scottish example of a type prevalent in the West and thus has the potential for increasing understanding of the relationship between disparate peoples in prehistoric Scotland.

References

Bibliography

The monument is RCAHMS number NH 65 SE 6.

About Scheduled Monuments

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Scheduling is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for monuments and archaeological sites of national importance as set out in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

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