Easter Rarichie,fort and dun 600m S ofSM5215
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- Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun; fort (includes hill fort and promontory fort)
- Local Authority
- Nigg (Highland)
- NH 84335 73575
- 284335, 873575
The monument consists of a fort and dun. The circular dun on the summit of the hill measures 17.5m in diameter over a wall up to 3.5m wide with an entrance in the SE. The fort consists of three denuded walls and two outer ramparts with an entrance through these on the east. The area to be scheduled measures 200m E-W by 170m N-S and includes 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 for its potential to enhance our understanding of prehistoric settlement. It is of particular importance for its complexity and the survival of two distinct structural types which can increase our understanding of the development of Iron Age defensive structures.
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