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Dun (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Garvalt

Classification Dun (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Barr Glen

Canmore ID 38865

Site Number NR73NW 9

NGR NR 7158 3866

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 9 7158 3866

See also NR73NW 34 and NR73NW 36.

NR 716 386. A dun is situated at a height of 135m OD in cultivated land 400m SW of Garvalt farmhouse. It seems to have been circular on plan and to have measured about 15m in diameter within a wall 3.4m thick. The wall is now traceable only on the S and E where it consists of a band of core material from which one stone of the inner face and a long stretch of the outer face protrude. On the SW three earthfast slabs, one standing to a height of 0.9m, indicate the position of the entrance, which is 1.2m wide.

RCAHMS 1971, visited 1962.

Located at NR 7157 3865, this dun is as described and planned by RCAHMS (1971).

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (NKB) 30 January 1978.

Terrace (c.30m by 22m), banks, stone setting and mounds.

Visited September 1992.

Sponsor: Scottish Woodlands Ltd.

CFA 1993.


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