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Lewis, Lower Bayble, Loch An Duin

Dun (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lewis, Lower Bayble, Loch An Duin

Classification Dun (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 4397

Site Number NB53SW 6

NGR NB 51682 30437

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NB53SW 6 51682 30437

(NB 516 305) Dun (NR) (Site of): Stepping Stones (NAT)

OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1899)

The remains of a dun on an islet, external diameter approx. 50ft, joined to the mainland by a causeway which was 9ft broad in 1914. Mainly a mass of tumbled stones 4 to 5 feet deep, but the outer face of the wall, which was built round the water's edge, was traceable in parts as a single course of stones,and one short section stood 3ft high.

RCAHMS 1928.

As described in RCAHMS. The outer face of the wall is visible all round the SE half of the circumference, with tumble extending 2.m. beyond it to the waters' edge. The internal face is nowhere traceable and the thickness of the wall cannot be estimated, nor can the entrance be seen.

Visited by OS (A L F R) assistant archaeology officer 22 April 1964.

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