Scheduled Monument

Castle Haven,dunSM4806

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill fort and promontory fort)
Local Authority
NH 92984 87310
292984, 887310


The remains of a dun with outer defences. The inner wall on the edge of the promontory encloses an area 10.0m N-S by 6.5m. The outer defences consist of two ramparts and ditches, the innermost of which continues round to the seaward side as a denuded rubble wall with an entrance on the east. The area to be scheduled measures 120m N-S by 50m E-W to include the structures described above and an area around them in which traces of activities associated with their use will survive, as detailed in red on the attached map.

Statement of National Importance

The site is of national importance because it is an interesting example of a dun with outer defences beside a natural harbour. This can lead us to a greater understanding of Iron Age settlement and defensive structures.



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