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Lochan an Ime,dun 740m NNW of north west corner of loch

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7509 / 56°45'3"N

Longitude: -6.0043 / 6°0'15"W

OS Eastings: 155296

OS Northings: 769301

OS Grid: NM552693

Mapcode National: GBR CBKW.8JS

Mapcode Global: WGZCF.RL01

Entry Name: Lochan an Ime,dun 740m NNW of NW corner of loch

Scheduled Date: 10 April 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6177

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

This monument consists of a small prehistoric fort, or dun, on the summit of a rocky knoll in broken rising ground.

The dun measures 15.2m by 9.1m internally. The wall has been partly robbed of its facing stones, although the lower course of the outer face of the wall is visible in many places. The wall appears to have been about 2.5m thick and stands to an average height of 0.5m.

The position of the entrance is uncertain, but it was probably to the NNE or SSW. A small modern rectangular enclosure and cairn have been built on top of the dun at its N end. The area to be scheduled measures 50m SSW-NNE by 35m NW-SE, to include the dun and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the dun may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric architecture and domestic life.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NM 56 NE 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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