- Category: N/A
- Date Added: 10/04/1995
- Type: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun
- Local Authority: Highland
- Parish: Ardnamurchan
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NM 55296 69301
- Coordinates: 155296, 769301
This monument consists of a small prehistoric fort, or dun, on the summit of a rocky knoll in broken rising ground.
The dun measures 15.2m by 9.1m internally. The wall has been partly robbed of its facing stones, although the lower course of the outer face of the wall is visible in many places. The wall appears to have been about 2.5m thick and stands to an average height of 0.5m.
The position of the entrance is uncertain, but it was probably to the NNE or SSW. A small modern rectangular enclosure and cairn have been built on top of the dun at its N end. The area to be scheduled measures 50m SSW-NNE by 35m NW-SE, to include the dun and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the dun may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.
Statement of National Importance
The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric architecture and domestic life.
RCAHMS records the monument as NM 56 NE 1.
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