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Field Visit

Date 1 June 1970

Event ID 674552

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


NM67NE 2 6937 7946.

See also NM67NE 1.

(NM 6937 7946) Vitrified Fort (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1902)

There are two vitirfied forts on Eilean nan Gobhar, a rocky cliff-girt islet.

The smaller (see NM67NE 1 for the other) on a separate lower, rise, is oval on plan, measuring c. 25.0m E to W by c 16.0m transversely, within a heavily vitrified wall c. 4.5m to 5.0m thick. The outer face is visible up to 3 courses high around most of the S arc and for a short distance in the N but no inner face can be seen. No entrance is apparent. The W part of the interior is contained by a curving bank of rubble stones which may be the remains of a hut wall.

Visited by OS (N K B) 1 June 1970.

Sources: E Hamillton 1880; R W Feachem 1963.

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