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Dun Baravat,Loch Baravat,Great Bernera

A Scheduled Monument in Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 58.2169 / 58°13'0"N

Longitude: -6.8449 / 6°50'41"W

OS Eastings: 115596

OS Northings: 935580

OS Grid: NB155355

Mapcode National: GBR 97H0.7KJ

Mapcode Global: WGX1L.TQPQ

Entry Name: Dun Baravat,Loch Baravat,Great Bernera

Scheduled Date: 30 July 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5409

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Uig

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument consists of the remains of a galleried dun, a fortified settlement of Iron Age date.

The structure is built on an island which is approached from the N by an artificial causeway of boulders about 30m long which curves slightly to the W. The dun is oval, measuring 12.2m N-S by 9.2m E-W internally. Only the N quadrant is well preserved, the wall surviving to a height of 3.3m, with a thickness of some 2.4m. A scarcement is visible on the internal wall face, and above this level part of a gallery can be seen. A lower gallery with a chamber toward the NW is also present. The entrance may have been situated near to this chamber. A shieling hut has been built against this wall, partly obscuring the earlier structures.

The area to be scheduled is irregular and measures a maximum of 20m E-W by 50m N-S, to include the dun and its causeway as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well preserved example of a late Iron Age defensive site. It preserves evidence for the defensive architecture, domestic occupation and settlement organisation of later prehistoruc society in the Western Isles.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NB13NE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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