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Bonveh,dun 510m north west of Riasg Buidhe,Colonsay

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

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Latitude: 56.085 / 56°5'5"N

Longitude: -6.1767 / 6°10'36"W

OS Eastings: 140259

OS Northings: 695886

OS Grid: NR402958

Mapcode National: GBR CD4M.ML7

Mapcode Global: WGZGN.3B00

Entry Name: Bonveh,dun 510m NW of Riasg Buidhe,Colonsay

Scheduled Date: 14 March 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5953

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Colonsay and Oronsay

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises the remains of a dun which is situated on the summit of an isolated rocky knoll 510m NW of Riasg Buidhe.

Enclosing an area about 6m by 4m, the wall is best preserved on the S side of the stack where, about 1m below the level of the summit, there are several large outer facing-stones. The entrance was probably situated on the E side, where there is a gap in the rubble. Elsewhere the wall is hidden by a secondary rectangular stone building, measuring 5.5m by 3m within walls about 1.5m thick.

The area to be scheduled is circular on plan and measures 40m in diameter, to include the dun and an area around in which associated remains are likely to survive, as marked in red on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is an unusually small dun which has the potential to provide evidence for the nature of later prehistoric architecture and the lifestyle and social structure of its inhabitants.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NR 49 NW 19.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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