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Dunan Diarmid

Dun (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dunan Diarmid

Classification Dun (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 12016

Site Number NG92SW 1

NGR NG 9395 2071

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kintail
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NG92SW 1 9395 2071.

(NG 9395 2071) Dunan Diarmaid (NR) (In Ruins)

OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., 1906.

A dun consisting of an oval wall spread in ruin to a thickness of about 15'. The interior measures about 55' x 25', and the entrance may have been in the S. The 'Diarmaid' of the name, and of the nearby 'Diarmaid's Grave' (NG92SW 2) is the Fingalian hero.

L Bogle 1895; R W Feachem 1963.

Dunan Diarmid (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1971)

Dunan Diarmid, the remains of a dun occupying the level summit of an isolated rocky knoll. Oval on plan, the dun measures 24.5m E-W by 16.0m N-S within a wall c. 2.5m thick, reduced to a stony scarp with a few stones of the outer face visible intermittently around the W half. A deep hollow at the modern S approach probably denotes the mutilated entrance. In the interior in the NE, is a modern enclosure, 6.0m E-W by 7.0m N-S within a wall 0.8m thick.

Surveyed at 1:2500. (Visited by OS (R L) 22 September 1966).

Visited by OS (A A) 13 June 1974.


Note (23 January 2015 - 15 August 2016)

This small fortification occupies a rocky hillock at the seaward end of a spit projecting from the N shore of Loch Duich at the mouth of Strath Croe. Roughly oval on plan, it measures about 24m from E to W by 16m transversely within a wall reduced to a stony scarp. A few outer facing-stones are visible on the W and the entrance is probably marked by a gap on the SSW. The only feature in the interior is a relatively recent walled enclosure on the E.

Information from An Atlas of Hillforts of Great Britain and Ireland – 15 August 2016. Atlas of Hillforts SC2748


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