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Dun Beachaire

Dun (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dun Beachaire

Classification Dun (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 38568

Site Number NR64SE 21

NGR NR 6919 4319

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Killean And Kilchenzie
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR64SE 21 6919 4319.

(NR 6919 4317) Dun Beachaire (Fort) (NR)

OS 6" map, (1924)

This dun is situated at a height of 75m OD on a low ridge. Roughly rectangular on plan, it measures 17.5m by 13.5m within a wall 3.0m thick. The core of the wall has been severely robbed, but the outer face, which is composed of large blocks of stone up to 1.2m in length, can be traced intermittently on all four sides, while two short stretches of the inner face are visible on the NW. A gap in the centre of the SE side probably represents the original entrance, and a slab nearby, measuring 1.5m in length and 0.7m in thickness, may have been a lintel-stone.

RCAHMS 1971, visited 1965.

Dun Beachaire (name verified) is as described and planned by RCAHMS.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J B) 12 December 1977.


Field Visit (29 July 1955)

Visited by RCAHMS.

Field Visit (24 May 1956)

Visited by RCAHMS (KAS) 24 May 1956.


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