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Creag a Chaisteil,dun

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Latitude: 57.5264 / 57°31'35"N

Longitude: -4.2231 / 4°13'23"W

OS Eastings: 266970

OS Northings: 850650

OS Grid: NH669506

Mapcode National: GBR H8YT.VMQ

Mapcode Global: WH4G9.3370

Entry Name: Creag a Chaisteil,dun

Scheduled Date: 22 May 1989

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4677

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Knockbain

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument comprises a sub-circular dun occupying the summit of a ridge. It measures overall 21m NWSE by 18m. The wall's outer face survives to a height of 1m. The area to be scheduled includes ground in which traces of activities associated with the construction and

use of the dun will survive and measures 40m NWSE by 40m transversely as depicted in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it can give us a greater understanding of Iron Age defensive structures and because the dun, occupying a dominant site, is one of the rare eastern examples of a predominantly western Scottish type of structure which has the potential to increase understanding of the relationship between the disparate peoples of prehistoric Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH 65 SE 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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