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Dunan an Roail,fort,Jura

A Scheduled Monument in Kintyre and the Islands, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.8141 / 55°48'50"N

Longitude: -5.9541 / 5°57'14"W

OS Eastings: 152372

OS Northings: 664948

OS Grid: NR523649

Mapcode National: GBR CFPB.TRN

Mapcode Global: WGZJ3.H4Y5

Entry Name: Dunan an Roail,fort,Jura

Scheduled Date: 17 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6250

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Jura

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a small fort which is situated on a steep-sided rocky hillock overlooking Traigh Bhan Bheag.

The fort is sub-oval in plan and measures 25m from NE to SW by 17m; the remains are slight and the entrance is no longer visible (but the only reasonable approach is from the SW). A four-metre length of base course is visible on the NW quarter, but otherwise the wall is only apparent as sparse rubble.

The area to be scheduled is oval on plan and measures 50m from SW to NE by 40m transversely, to include the fort and an area around in which associated remains may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because, despite its appearance, it has the potential to provide information about later prehistoric architecture, economy and society.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NR56SW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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