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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 698440

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NR99SW 8 9227 9301.

(NR 9227 9301) Fort (NR)

OS 6" map (1900)

A circular, galleried (H Fairhurst 1969) dun, 63' in diameter within walls 13' thick, some of the stones being very large and the faces standing to 3' high on the outside and 4' on the inside.

The entrance passage is 5'10" wide at the outer end with door-checks, 3'4" inside. The inner end is ruined. There are possible huts on the W.

M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964

This dun now lies in the centre of a forestry plantation. No trace of huts on the W were found.

Visited by OS (RD) 2 April 1970

Scheduled as Dun, 260m E of Loch Glashan... a later prehistoric dun or defensive dwelling, sited on a ridge above Loch Glashan.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 19 November 2003.

NR 9227 9301 A detailed survey of Loch Glashan dun was carried out over two weeks in June 2003, with small-scale excavation to assess the extent of damage caused by encroaching vegetation and to obtain dating evidence for the construction of the site. This work led to the production, in collaboration with Forest Enterprise, of a preservation strategy for the site. Finds include a polished stone, a hammerstone and a yellow glass bead.

Sponsors: HS, University of Nottingham.

S Gilmour and J C Henderson 2003

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