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Mingary Pier,fort 250m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Latitude: 56.6903 / 56°41'24"N

Longitude: -6.0965 / 6°5'47"W

OS Eastings: 149256

OS Northings: 762892

OS Grid: NM492628

Mapcode National: GBR CCB1.88W

Mapcode Global: WGZCS.B34H

Entry Name: Mingary Pier,fort 250m NW of

Scheduled Date: 10 April 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6175

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument consists of the remains of a fort located on an isolated rocky knoll. The rampart of the fort is marked out by a scatter of rubble which indicates that the fort was originally oval in plan and measured about 30m by 18m within a wall at least 2.5m thick. The position of the entrance is unclear but was possibly to the NNE where there is a shallow natural gully which has been enlarged by quarrying.

The overgrown foundations of a small rectangular building or enclosure of uncertain age and function are located within this gully. The area to be scheduled measures 50m SSW-NNE by 35m NW-SE, to include the fort and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and occupation of the fort 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 contribution to an understanding of prehistoric domestic life and defensive architecture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NM 46 SE 5.


RCAHMS (1972) Argyll Inventory, Vol. 3, No. 154.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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