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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 675751

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NM93SE 3 9674 3401

(NM 9674 3401) Dun Chathach (NR)

This dun occupies the summit of a prominent hill. The approach from the SE is over gently undulating terrain but on the NW, the ground falls steeply down to the shore 50 metres below. The dun is circular on plan and measures 18.3 metres in diameter overall. The wall, which has been about 3.4 metres in average thickness is now reduced to a low grass-grown stony bank but considerable stretches of the outer face are still visible in situ. Many of the facing stones, which lie as much as 1.6 metres below the level of the summit, are of massive proportions. Three gaps in the wall are visible, in the NE, E and SW, but it is not certain which of these indicates the site of the original entrance.

The interior is occupied by the foundations of a roughly circular enclosure of recent date, which has encroached upon the inner face of the dun wall.

RCAHMS 1975.

As described.

Visited by OS (DWR) 18 October 1971.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Dun Chathach [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, April 2010.

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