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The Dun,fort 400m ESE of Tyndun

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.606 / 56°36'21"N

Longitude: -3.8533 / 3°51'11"W

OS Eastings: 286330

OS Northings: 747544

OS Grid: NN863475

Mapcode National: GBR JCV8.3NB

Mapcode Global: WH4LX.S784

Entry Name: The Dun,fort 400m ESE of Tyndun

Scheduled Date: 10 November 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4587

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Dull

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument is a small fort of the Iron Age, some 2000 to 2500 years old. It measures 34m N-S by 27m transversely within the tumbled ruins of a stone wall of indeterminate width. There are possible entrances on the W and E sides. Further defence is provided on the S side by triple ditches c 0.4m deep and double ramparts c 0.8m high, which

begin on the edge of the natural slopes on the E and extend for some 40m westwards. The area to be scheduled measures 90m in diameter to include the fort and its outworks, and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the use of the fort will survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a moderately well preserved defended site in an area where few such sites exist. Taken with the unenclosed settlement types which do occur in the area the monument has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of Iron Age defence and settlement, and of the development of the prehistoric landscape. It is of particular importance because of the well preserved defensive outworks, an unusual feature in the area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 84 NE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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