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Dun Scobuill,dun,Gib Bheinn,Mull

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3714 / 56°22'17"N

Longitude: -6.1006 / 6°6'2"W

OS Eastings: 146884

OS Northings: 727450

OS Grid: NM468274

Mapcode National: GBR CCBW.6DK

Mapcode Global: WGZFB.835Y

Entry Name: Dun Scobuill,dun,Gib Bheinn,Mull

Scheduled Date: 17 January 1985

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4350

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument consists of an irregularly shaped dun defended by an outwork to the NW. The dun has an unusually wide entrance with a door check. Preservation of the interior is good and the gate details and outwork add 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.

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 of 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 the 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

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RCAHMS records the site as NM42NE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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