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Lewis, Loch An Duin

Causeway (Prehistoric), Dun (Prehistoric)

Site Name Lewis, Loch An Duin

Classification Causeway (Prehistoric), Dun (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Loch An Dunain; Carloway School

Canmore ID 4092

Site Number NB13NE 5

NGR NB 19756 39911

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Uig
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NB13NE 5 19756 39911

(NB 1975 3990) Dun (LB)

OS 6" map, (1965)

This dun consists of a stone rampart built round the margin of a small island. The exterior diameter NW-SE is 46' and from NE-SW is 36'. On the western side the outer facing of the wall, which seems to have been at least 6' thick, still shows in places a height of about 4' in position.

RCAHMS 1928, visited 1914.

This dun is now a tumbled heap of stones, heavily over-grown with heather, at the N end of a small island. No wall faces are visible, and there is no sign of the entrance. The island is connected to the shore on the N by the ruins of a causeway c.16.0m long.

Revised at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (A A) 30 June 1969.

Activities

Field Visit (15 June 1914)

Dun, Loch an Duin, Dun Carloway School.

About 30 yards from the eastern side of Loch an Duin, a small shallow loch lying immediately to the south-east of Dun Carloway school, about 3 miles north-north-west of Breasclete, is a small island showing the remains of a stone rampart built round its margin. The exterior diameter from northwest to south-east is 46 feet, and from north-east to south-west 36 feet. On the western side the outer facing of the wall, which seems to have been at least 6 feet thick, still shows in places a height of about 4 feet in position.

RCAHMS 1928, visited 15 June 1914

OS map: Lewis xviii (unnoted).

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