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Crackaig,dun 340m north east of Crackaig Hill,Jura

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8233 / 55°49'24"N

Longitude: -5.955 / 5°57'18"W

OS Eastings: 152373

OS Northings: 665977

OS Grid: NR523659

Mapcode National: GBR CFPB.13V

Mapcode Global: WGZHX.HWHM

Entry Name: Crackaig,dun 340m NE of Crackaig Hill,Jura

Scheduled Date: 17 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6249

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Jura

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument comprises a dun which is situated on the summit area of a ridge which has steep slopes on the NW and SE.

The turf-covered remains of the dun are sub-oval on plan, and measure 21m from NE to SW by 14m. The wall is much reduced, but there are intermittent stretches of base course outer facing and, in the SW, the intermittent lining slabs of an entrance 1m wide and 3m in length. The dun interior is featureless and no outworks can be seen. A small modern cairn is on the NE angle of the dun.

The area to be scheduled is approximately oval on plan and measures 50m from SW to NE by 30m transversely, to include the dun 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 denuded appearance, it has the potential to provide information about later prehistoric architecture, economy and society.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NR56NW 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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