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Easter Rarichie,fort and dun 600m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Tain and Easter Ross, Highland

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Latitude: 57.737 / 57°44'13"N

Longitude: -3.9443 / 3°56'39"W

OS Eastings: 284335

OS Northings: 873575

OS Grid: NH843735

Mapcode National: GBR J8M8.PXR

Mapcode Global: WH4F8.CSZM

Entry Name: Easter Rarichie,fort and dun 600m S of

Scheduled Date: 22 August 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5215

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Nigg (Highland)

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Tain and Easter Ross

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument consists of a fort and dun. The circular dun on the summit of the hill measures 17.5m in diameter over a wall up to 3.5m wide with an entrance in the SE. The fort consists of three denuded walls and two outer ramparts with an entrance through these on the east. The area to be scheduled measures 200m E-W by 170m N-S and includes the structures described above and an area around them in

which traces of activities associated with their use will survive, as detailed in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The site is of national importance for its potential to enhance our understanding of prehistoric settlement. It is of particular importance for its complexity and the survival of two distinct structural types which can increase our understanding of the development of Iron Age defensive structures.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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