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Skye, Dunelireach

Dun (Prehistoric), Farmstead (Post Medieval)

Site Name Skye, Dunelireach

Classification Dun (Prehistoric), Farmstead (Post Medieval)

Canmore ID 10859

Site Number NG24SE 3

NGR NG 28879 41862

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Duirinish
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG24SE 3 2888 4182.

(NG 2888 4182) Dun (NR) (site of)

OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1903)

Dunelireach - the site of a dun, now occupied by a crofters cottage. (RCAHMS 1928)

The Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB) says the cottage was built probably from the stones of the ancient building. (Name Book 1870)

RCAHMS 1928; Name Book 1870.

The site is still known as Dunelireach and occupies the summit of a low knoll. No traces of a dun now remains and the cottage that occupied its site is itself ruined.

Visited by OS (C F W) 15 May 1961.


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