Scheduled Monument

Creag a Chaisteil,dunSM4677

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
22/05/1989
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Knockbain
NGR
NH 66970 50650
Coordinates
266970, 850650

Description

The monument comprises a sub-circular dun occupying the summit of a ridge. It measures overall 21m NWSE by 18m. The wall's outer face survives to a height of 1m. The area to be scheduled includes ground in which traces of activities associated with the construction and

use of the dun will survive and measures 40m NWSE by 40m transversely as depicted in red on the attached map.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance because it can give us a greater understanding of Iron Age defensive structures and because the dun, occupying a dominant site, is one of the rare eastern examples of a predominantly western Scottish type of structure which has the potential to increase understanding of the relationship between the disparate peoples of prehistoric Scotland.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NH 65 SE 7.

About Scheduled Monuments

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

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.

We schedule sites and monuments that are found to be of national importance using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Scheduled monument records provide an indication of the national importance of the scheduled monument which has been identified by the description and map. The description and map (see ‘legal documents’ above) showing the scheduled area is the designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The statement of national importance and additional information provided are supplementary and provided for general information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within the statement of national importance or additional information. These records are not definitive historical or archaeological accounts or a complete description of the monument(s).

The format of scheduled monument records has changed over time. Earlier records will usually be brief. Some information will not have been recorded and the map will not be to current standards. Even if what is described and what is mapped has changed, the monument is still scheduled.

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