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Dun (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Colziumbea

Classification Dun (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 45887

Site Number NS77NW 21

NGR NS 7391 7774

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Lanarkshire
  • Parish Kilsyth (North Lanarkshire)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cumbernauld And Kilsyth
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS77NW 21 7391 7774.

The remains of a small fort, 500' in circumference, surrounded by a rampart of stone and earth 14' in breadth, with several internal dividing walls of rough stone, were visible about 1726 near a few houses called Columbee, E of Coliam, near Kilsyth.

A Gordon 1726

Gordon's description suggests that the work was probably a dun, but there is no reason to assume that it was necessarily circular on plan, as Gordon habitually records the circumference of a structure whatever may be its shape. Although no remains are now visible, the site may be represented by a rocky knoll, measuring about 200' E-W by about 50', within Colziumbea plantation.

RCAHMS 1963, visited 1954

NS 7391 7774. Within a small wood is a prominent rocky hillock, with a fairly level summit. It is a good site for a dun, but there is no indication of such. No other likely site was noted in the immediate vicinity.

Visited by OS (JLD) 18 March 1957

Listed. No additional information.



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