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Arrochymore, dun 350m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Forth and Endrick, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0939 / 56°5'38"N

Longitude: -4.5532 / 4°33'11"W

OS Eastings: 241261

OS Northings: 691955

OS Grid: NS412919

Mapcode National: GBR 0M.N32J

Mapcode Global: WH3MZ.1324

Entry Name: Arrochymore, dun 350m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 9 January 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6997

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Buchanan

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Forth and Endrick

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a dun, a drystone fortification of later prehistoric date.

The dun is situated on the summit of a rocky knoll at around 40m OD. It survives as a low mound of rubble, some 17m in diameter. Facing stones visible on the N side suggest that it had an original wall thickness of about 3m.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the visible remains and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 60m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric defensive settlements.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS 49 SW 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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