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Dun (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Blary

Classification Dun (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 38864

Site Number NR73NW 8

NGR NR 7027 3766

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

NR73NW 8 7027 3766.

(NR 7028 3766). Fort (NR).

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1924)

On a rocky knoll (75m OD) there is an oval dun which measures internally about 21.5m by 15m. The debris of the wall, which was probably some 4.3m thick, forms a low bank round the margin of the summit area of the knoll and a scree-like spread down the S and E flanks. Two short stretches of the outer face are visible, on the S and E respectively, and the entrance is indicated by a gap in the wall debris on the W.

RCAHMS 1971, visited 1960.

The dun is as described and planned by RCAHMS (1971).

Resurveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (NKB) 30 January 1978.

Activities

Field Visit (10 June 1943)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.

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