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Skye, Dun Merkadale

Dun (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Skye, Dun Merkadale

Classification Dun (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 11069

Site Number NG33SE 1

NGR NG 3898 3061

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG33SE 1 3898 3061.

NG 3898 3061 Dun Merkadalee (NR)

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

.... Dun Merkadale, a dun sub-oval on plan, and measuring internally some 36ft NNW-SSE and about 30ft in width. The wall, built on the edge of a plateau, has disappeared round the flanks and S end, and even the section built across the plateau at the N end shows only as a shapeless mass of stone and earth 9ft wide and 4ft high. The entrance has been at the NW and is indicated by a few stones remaining in position on the left side. The roadway approaching the entrance slopes up the W side.

RCAHMS 1928.

Dun Merkadale is as described by RCAHMS except that its shape is sub-rectangular having rounded corners and slightly curved sides. To the N around the edge of the plateau, there are faint traces of a wall, probably an outwork.

Around the base of the rocks to the N and E there are a ruined house and about two shielings.

Visited by OS (C F W) 4 June 1961.


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