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Rubha an Fhaing Dhuibh,settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Latitude: 56.7866 / 56°47'11"N

Longitude: -5.5821 / 5°34'55"W

OS Eastings: 181302

OS Northings: 771842

OS Grid: NM813718

Mapcode National: GBR DBLS.9X6

Mapcode Global: WH0DL.7P45

Entry Name: Rubha an Fhaing Dhuibh,settlement

Scheduled Date: 24 October 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6236

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: homestead

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire


This monument consists of an oval enclosure of probable prehistoric date and other associated structures.

The oval enclosure occupies the entire promontory of a headland known as Rubha an Fhaing Dhuibh on the S shore of Loch Shiel. The neck of the headland is cut off by a dry stone wall about 1.1m thick and there are traces of a possible stone rampart under the waterline around the edge of the headland. The interior of the enclosure is rather flat and featureless. On the landward side and built into the wall there is a series of stone-built enclosures, probably later in date than the main enclosure and perhaps associated with sheep farming. Traces of a stone dyke run out to the SW of the site.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 65m E-W by 62m SSW-NNE, to include all of the enclosures, the stone dyke and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and occupation of this site may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract. It includes a portion of the bed of the loch.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

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

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NM87SW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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