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Levishie Cottage,fort and earthwork 1050m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Latitude: 57.2297 / 57°13'46"N

Longitude: -4.6372 / 4°38'14"W

OS Eastings: 240899

OS Northings: 818520

OS Grid: NH408185

Mapcode National: GBR G9XM.4M7

Mapcode Global: WH2F5.QKZ0

Entry Name: Levishie Cottage,fort and earthwork 1050m NE of

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4567

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument consists of a fort measuring about 35m NS by 20m across and a stretch of linear earthwork to its NE. The fort is defended on its N and W sides by two ditches with central rampart and on its other sides by steep natural slopes. It has slight traces of an internal division.

The earthwork, 0.3 to 0.6m tall and about 2m across is some 35m to the NE; it runs NW/SE continuing beyond the area proposed for scheduling in both directions; on the steep slope directly N of the fort it changes to a band of large stones and immediately NE of the fort it shows traces of a ditch on its N side.

The area to be scheduled is trapezoidal measuring 120m NNE/SSW by 150m along its northerly side and 60m along its southerly as shown on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as it includes a rare type of small fort, of particular interest because its main defences consist of a rampart between equal sized ditches, with part of a linear earthwork of unusual form. An apparent reinforcement of the adjacent linear earthwork where it runs near the fort is important to understanding the relationship between the two, and to an early dating of this slight but extensive earthwork.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NH 41 NW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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