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Dun Urgadul,dun,Mull

A Scheduled Monument in Oban South and the Isles, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.6222 / 56°37'19"N

Longitude: -6.0856 / 6°5'7"W

OS Eastings: 149476

OS Northings: 755278

OS Grid: NM494552

Mapcode National: GBR CCC6.TJS

Mapcode Global: WGZCZ.HTB7

Entry Name: Dun Urgadul,dun,Mull

Scheduled Date: 17 January 1985

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4349

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Kilninian and Kilmore

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument consists of a pear shaped dun and the outwork which defends it to the SE. Preservation of its interior and of the lower portions of its walls is good; presence of an intramural wall face or revetment and the outwork adds to its interest as a field monument. Mull, which is a well-defined study area with considerable variations in topography and surface geology, has 29 duns, 20 forts and 2 brochs which are sufficiently well preserved. Dun Urgadul with its good preservation and intrinsically interesting architectural features should be among those duns on Mull scheduled as of national importance to Iron Age studies.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance to the theme of Iron Age settlement. This concentration of Iron Age structures has particular importance to several themes within the broad area of iron age settlement studies. These include relationships in time and space between forts and duns, the origins of galleried duns and brochs, the study of social units, the relationships of duns to arable areas and more generally land use and surface geology. In essence, then, it is the large number of both duns and forts in a restricted area of very variable geology and broad topography which makes the duns of Mull important.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NM45NE 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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