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Measured Survey

Date 2010

Event ID 880037

Category Recording

Type Measured Survey

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/880037

NH 32509 31008 A well preserved enclosed galleried dun was

identified by Forest District staff in 2010. The dun is 11m in

diameter within a massive dry stone wall c4.8m thick and

up to 1.8m high. It is situated on a knoll on a slight terrace

on the lower SE-facing slopes of Strath Glass, above and to

the NE of the River Glass. The dun is well preserved, with

several stretches of wall courses visible both externally and

internally. There is a c1.8m wide entrance on the W and

several possible galleries are visible as depressions in the

wall. A defensive outwork is visible enclosing the dun on its

N, S and W sides. This wall is c2.5m thick and up to 1.5m

high and it has an entrance on its NE side. The ESE-facing

leading edge of the terrace is defined by steep rock outcrops.

Two small post-medieval buildings have been built into the

spread tumble from the dun and its outwork.

The dun is situated within thinned mature conifers, due for

clear felling within the next few years. There is also visible

wind blow occurring upon the wall of the outwork and in

the enclosure. In order to inform future forest management a

detailed measured survey of the dun was undertaken using

plane table and alidade.

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