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Carn Mor

Dun (Later Prehistoric), Outworks (Later Prehistoric)

Site Name Carn Mor

Classification Dun (Later Prehistoric), Outworks (Later Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Culbokie

Canmore ID 13564

Site Number NH65NW 1

NGR NH 60337 58587

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urquhart And Logie Wester
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH65NW 1 6033 5858.

(NH 6033 5858) Carn Mor (NAT) Dun (NR)

OS 6" map, (1959)

(Name: NH 602 585) Human Remains found AD 1859 (NAT)

OS 25" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

Carn Mor, an overgrown circular dun, situated on a knoll. The wall (some 8' thick, according to Feachem) is spread to c. 6.0m but no faces are evident and its thickness cannot be determined. The internal diameter appears to be about 18.0m. The ill-defined entrance is in the SW.

The dun is surrounded by two ramparts with a medial ditch, with an entrance in the SW, coincident with that of the dun.

The ONB (1873) recording that it was known locally as the Carn Mor, adds that human remains were found in the interior in 1859.

Resurveyed at 1:2500 (OS {R B} 18 March 1966).

Visited by OS (R L) 3 December 1970.

Name Book 1873; R W Feachem 1963.


Field Visit (July 1979)

Carn Mor Culbokie NH 603 585 NH65NW 1

This dun occupies a low knoll in a forestry plantation; circular on plan, it measures about 18m in diameter within a wall now spread to a thickness of about 6m, with an entrance on the SW. It is surrounded by an outwork comprising two ramparts and a medial ditch. In 1859 human bones were found within the interior of the dun.

RCAHMS 1979, visited July 1979

Woodham 1956, 83, no. 47; Feachem 1977, 184

Field Visit (24 February 2012 - 25 February 2012)

NH 6033 5859 A measured survey carried out, 24–25 February 2012, of Carn Mor Dun, aimed to record the dun ramparts and the condition of the monument. The dun consisted of three concentric ramparts with a SW-facing entrance, and measured 56.5m in diameter NW–SE from the bases of the outermost ramparts. The NW quadrant of the site appeared to be the best preserved, although it may be that the walling for the intermediate and outer ramparts was never continuous on all sides.

Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland

Mary Peteranna, Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services, 2012

(Source: DES)

OASIS ID: rosscrom1-122186


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