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Dunduff,fort 600 m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.4106 / 55°24'38"N

Longitude: -4.7342 / 4°44'3"W

OS Eastings: 227002

OS Northings: 616362

OS Grid: NS270163

Mapcode National: GBR 45.186M

Mapcode Global: WH2Q1.78VJ

Entry Name: Dunduff,fort 600 m NE of

Scheduled Date: 26 January 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4602

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Maybole

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton

Traditional County: Ayrshire


The monument is a fort of the Iron Age. It lies on a low knoll. It measures 43m x 28m internally. The only visible defences are on the SW, where there are twin ramparts with a medial flat bottomed ditch up to 9.2m broad. The interior shows no signs of disturbance. An area measuring 90m (NE-SW) x 90m (NW-SE) is proposed for scheduling, to take in the whole knoll.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is well preserved, by the standards of such sites on the SW coast. Considerable information of great value may survive in the undisturbed interior. This fort is one of very few surviving sites of the period in the area. It is of national importance to the theme of Iron Age settlement, economy and defence.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is RCAHMS number NS 21 NE 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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