Skye, Duirinish, Dun Fiadhairt

Broch (possible)

Site Name Skye, Duirinish, Dun Fiadhairt

Classification Broch (possible)

Alternative Name(s) Duirinish; Dun An Iarnhard

Canmore ID 10925

Site Number NG25SW 1

NGR NG 2311 5042

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Duirinish
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG25SW 1.00 2311 5042

NG25SW 1.01 terracotta figurine

(NG 2311 5042) Dun (NR)

OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)

Dun Fiadhairt, a broch, measures 31ft internally within a wall up to 12ft thick. The entrance in the W is checked for a door and fitted with two communicating cells. Another cell lies in the NW sector of the wall, and the stair-lobby in the N, while a gallery occupies the E and S sectors (R W Feachem 1963).

Excavated in 1914 (F T Macleod 1915). Finds included an amber necklace, various beads with one dating from probably 2nd century AD., and a terra-cotta model of a bale of wool indicating trade links with Romanized Britain.

F T Macleod 1915; J Curle 1932; RCAHMS 1928; R W Feachem 1963.

Dun Fiadhairt, as described above. Largely cleared of debris; good condition.

Visited by OS (A C) 14 April 1961.

Roman terra-cotta object now in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS).

A Robertson 1970.

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