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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 662651

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NH66SW 8 6094 6028.

(NH 6094 6028) Dun (NR)

OS 6" map, (1959)

A robbed dun, circular on plan, situated on level ground in a fork formed by two stream gullies. The wall is heavily quarried but the outer face is visible in the NE, S and SW giving an overall diameter of 21.0m. The inner face can be seen in the SE indicating a wall thickness here of c.5.3m. Woodham (1956) states that the entrance in the W side is 4' wide, but there is now no trace of it.

The dun is surrounded by the remains of a stone wall, best preserved in the N where it is turf-covered and spread to c. 3.5m average width. Elsewhere it is evident as a faint rickle of stones. There is a break in the SW possibly an entance but more likely an access for robbing the dun. The footings of a rectangular structure, c. 5.5m by c. 3.0m, abut onto the inside of the wall in the NW.

Surveyed at 1/2500 (OS {R B})

Visited by OS (R B) 26 January 1966 and (R L) 3 December 1970.

A A Woodham 1956.

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