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North Uist, Dun Ban

Dun (Period Unassigned), Structure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name North Uist, Dun Ban

Classification Dun (Period Unassigned), Structure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Loch Hunder

Canmore ID 10415

Site Number NF96NW 4

NGR NF 9024 6534

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish North Uist
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NF96NW 4 9024 6534.

(NF 9024 6534) Dun Ban (NAT)

OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)

Dun Ban...occupies the entire surface of the islet measuring about 30 yards in diameter and rising about 5-10ft above water level, and is unconnected to the shore by a causeway. The islet is fortified around the edge by a slight outer wall 3ft thick, further supplemented by a strong inner rampart 5 1/2ft wide, most clearly apparent on the N and W. At the E there is a clearly defined boat entrance 11ft wide externally but narrowing inwards and upwards over the rock. The N side of the water-gate is natural rock but to the S is a constructed wall 9ft in length. The area enclosed by the two concentric lines of defence is about 55ft in diameter. Facing the water-gate on the E is a circular construction measuring 20ft over walls about 2ft 6ins thick and 3ft in height with a doorway in the E.

E Beveridge 1911; RCAHMS 1928.

Dun Ban is as described above, except that there are two more similar circular structures, one built against the inner wall face on its N side.

Visited by OS (N K B) 11 June 1965.


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