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Dun Nam Muileach

Natural Feature (Period Unknown)

Site Name Dun Nam Muileach

Classification Natural Feature (Period Unknown)

Canmore ID 39848

Site Number NR96SE 2

NGR NR 9915 6395

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilfinan
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR96SE 2 9915 6395.

(Name: NR 9915 6395) Dun nam Muileach (NAT)

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1900)

Three small natural hillocks at Ardlamont Point, caused by the upheaving of a huge irregular dyke, running nearly E-W, and "seemingly improved by art." They command a view to the entrance of Loch Fyne and the Kyles of Bute. Traditionally, a battle was fought here between the Lamonts and the Mull men.

Name Book 1863.

There is no evidence of any artificial work and the three hillocks known as Dun nam Muileach are entirely natural.

Visited by OS (I A) 25 October 1972.

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