Scheduled Monument

Easter Rarichie,dun 650m SW ofSM4781

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
15/10/1990
Supplementary Information Updated
23/05/2019
Type
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Nigg (Highland)
NGR
NH 84068 73662
Coordinates
284068, 873662

Description

A dun measuring 20m in diameter over a wall spread up to 5.0m wide. The entrance is on the east. The area to be scheduled measures 55m in diameter to include the structure described above and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its use will survive, as detailed in red on the attached map.

Statement of National Importance

The site is of national importance for its potential to enhance our understanding of prehistoric settlement. It is of particular importance because of the survival nearby of contemporary monuments, which can increase our understanding of the development and organisation of the area in the Iron Age.

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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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