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Creag Ruadh

Dun (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Creag Ruadh

Classification Dun (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 12178

Site Number NH25SE 3

NGR NH 2866 5343

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Contin
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH25SE 3 2866 5343.

(NH 2866 5343) Dun (NR)

OS 25"map, 1970

On a rocky spur on the SE slopes of Creag Ruadh is a dun, oval on plan, measuring c. 19.0m E to W by c.7.0m transversely within a ruined stone wall. The outer wall face, maximum height 1.1m (7 courses) in the SW, is visible intermittently all round. The inner wall face can be seen extending northwards from the entrance in the W giving a wall thickness here of 5.5m. No other inner wall facing stones are evident but elsewhere the wall appears to have been between about 3.5m and 4.0m thick. The N side of the entrance passage survives to a height of two courses, but the S side has tumbled over the crag. There are indications of a possible stabilising wall in the N and also in the E, where amidst tumble is a well built wall face of small stones, 0.5m high (7 courses) and 1.0m long.

The interior is featureless.

Visited by OS (R L) 18 November 1970

Dun, measuring 9m by 35m with possible cell structure inside.

NMRS MS/1131/20 no. 8.1, figs 8.1

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