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Dun Mor,fort

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4703 / 57°28'13"N

Longitude: -4.5739 / 4°34'25"W

OS Eastings: 245737

OS Northings: 845150

OS Grid: NH457451

Mapcode National: GBR H82Z.HMZ

Mapcode Global: WH3F5.QH5J

Entry Name: Dun Mor,fort

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4979

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilmorack

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Description

The monument known as Dun Mor is a sub-oval fort of the Iron Age measuring c 22m NNE-SSW by 16m within a tumbled wall between 4.5m and 6.0m wide with outer and inner faces sporadically visible around most of the perimeter. The entrance is in the south east. Within the north side of the interior is a natural platform. Below the fort on the south and east are the remains of two further outer walls. The area to be scheduled measures 100m N-S by 80m E-W to include the fort and the outer defences, and an area around them in which traces of activity associated with their construction and use will survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved example of a prehistoric fort; it is of particular interest because of the existence of additional outer defences on the most accessible sides. It has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric settlement and defensive structures.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NH 44 NE 8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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