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Carn Mor,dun

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5956 / 57°35'44"N

Longitude: -4.3384 / 4°20'18"W

OS Eastings: 260337

OS Northings: 858587

OS Grid: NH603585

Mapcode National: GBR H8NN.3JD

Mapcode Global: WH3DQ.BBCY

Entry Name: Carn Mor,dun

Scheduled Date: 10 November 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4579

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Urquhart and Logie Wester

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument consists of a circular dun measuring 18m across internally within a wall spread up to 6m wide. The entrance is to the SW. The dun is further defended by two ramparts with a medial ditch which lie up to 20m from the dun wall. The area to be scheduled includes the stuctures described above and measures 120m in diameter as depicted in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fine example of an Iron Age fortification; the central dun is a type of structure more common in the west of Scotland but its combination with banks and ditches is reminiscent of the brochs of Sutherland northward. It is thus of national importance to understanding of the relationship between the various peoples of late prehistoric Scotland and of late prehistoric defensive structures.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NH 65 NW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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