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Sunadale,dun 275m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Kintyre and the Islands, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6494 / 55°38'57"N

Longitude: -5.4752 / 5°28'30"W

OS Eastings: 181440

OS Northings: 645022

OS Grid: NR814450

Mapcode National: GBR DFVS.BTX

Mapcode Global: WH0L7.V8YD

Entry Name: Sunadale,dun 275m NE of

Scheduled Date: 8 April 1975

Last Amended: 4 March 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3643

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Saddell and Skipness

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument consists of a small dun on a pillar of rock in dense woodland. The dun is defined by traces of a wall, which survives in places up to 3m in thickness. The wall on the SW stands to a height of 3 courses and an entrance is visible. Access to the entrance is up a steep slope to the W of the dun. The entrance is about 1m wide at its outer end and has door checks about halfway along its length. The interior of the dun is about 6m SE-NW by 4.5m SW-NE and is featureless.

The area to be scheduled measures 40m in diameter, to include the dun, the rock pillar on which it stands and an area around in which traces of activies associated with the occupation of the dun may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric defensive architecture. The dun will also contain important information on the domestic life and farming practices of those who built and lived within it.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS record the site as NR84NW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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