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Cnocan Dubh,fort,Ballachulish

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Latitude: 56.6788 / 56°40'43"N

Longitude: -5.136 / 5°8'9"W

OS Eastings: 207984

OS Northings: 758512

OS Grid: NN079585

Mapcode National: GBR FCP2.46B

Mapcode Global: WH1GJ.2DJ9

Entry Name: Cnocan Dubh,fort,Ballachulish

Scheduled Date: 17 May 1979

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4221

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Lismore and Appin

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an example of a prehistoric fortification of a type which is not common in the West Highlands, where drystone built duns predominate. It has the potential to provide information about prehistoric defensive architecture and domestic economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the monument as NN05NE 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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