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Date 2 May 2016 - 13 December 2016

Event ID 1044657

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Note


Nothing can be seen of what is assumed to have been an early medieval fortification on the site of the Dunaverty Castle, which stand on a precipitous headland flanking the E side of Dunaverty Bay. The remains of the castle comprise traces of mortared masonry on the edge of the level summit area, which measures no more than 18m from ENE to WSW by 9m transversely, a rough rock-cut staircase providing access to the summit on the ENE, and fragments of a curtain wall extending along a terrace commanding the neck of the craggy promontory on the N and blocking access elsewhere. While any earlier fortification may simply have occupied the summit, it may equally have followed the line of the curtain wall on the N, thus cutting off an area measuring about 58m in length from N to S by 28m in breadth (0.12ha).

Information from An Atlas of Hillforts of Great Britain and Ireland – 13 December 2016. Atlas of Hillforts SC4309

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