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Dunvannarain, Skye

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Township (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Dunvannarain, Skye

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Township (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 11380

Site Number NG47NW 2

NGR NG 4280 7555

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG47NW 2.00 4280 7555

(NG 4280 7555) Dunvannarain (NAT)

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

NG74NW 2.01 NG 4282 7556 Township (Possible)

Dun Vannerain (Site) .... is indicated by an irregular heap of stones on which the ruins of a number of old houses.

RCAHMS 1928.

A much robbed cairn, probably chambered, situated on top of a broad ridge sloping gently from NW - SE, at a height of 200ft OD.

The remains comprise an amorphous mound of turf-covered small stones measuring approx. 27.0m N-S by 25.0m transversely and c.0.6m in height, extensively robbed to provide material for five ruined houses and some enclosures which lie upon and around it.

At the junction of a wall with the NW building there are five large boulders, two upright and reaching a height of 1.0m. They have been incorporated into and are clearly earlier than the building, and are probably the remains of a chamber.

Visited by OS (A C) 25 April 1961.


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