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Loch an Duin,dun, Aird

A Scheduled Monument in Sgire an Rubha, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 58.2438 / 58°14'37"N

Longitude: -6.1658 / 6°9'56"W

OS Eastings: 155629

OS Northings: 935905

OS Grid: NB556359

Mapcode National: GBR C65Y.0LL

Mapcode Global: WGZ46.8251

Entry Name: Loch an Duin,dun, Aird

Scheduled Date: 1 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5453

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Stornoway

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgire an Rubha

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument consists of the remains of a dun, a fortified settlement of Iron Age date. The oval dun, situated in a small loch, is connected to the land by a marshy neck of land. The dun is approached by a boulder causeway approximately 20m long, to the W of the neck of land. The causeway appears to have been strengthened in recent times. The dun measures 31m E-W by 27.5m N-S.

A slightly raised mound can be identified in the SW portion, but most of the interior lay-out is obscured by long grass which has grown over the tumbled walls of the structure. None of the exterior wall face remains intact. The area to be scheduled is circular with a maximum diameter of 40m to be centred on the dun, as shown on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it provides evidence of, and has the potential to produce further evidence through excavation for, defensive architecture, domestic occupation and material culture in the Iron Age.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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