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Dun Fhamhair,fort

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4884 / 57°29'18"N

Longitude: -4.5304 / 4°31'49"W

OS Eastings: 248416

OS Northings: 847068

OS Grid: NH484470

Mapcode National: GBR H85X.ZH5

Mapcode Global: WH3F6.C1WM

Entry Name: Dun Fhamhair,fort

Scheduled Date: 22 August 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5212

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 comprises the remains of an oval fort of the Iron Age, measuring 43m N-S by 35m within a wall up to 3.5m across with outer facing stones visible for most of the perimeter. Outside the fort to the north east there is a 55m long rampart and ditch with an entrance through its centre. The area to be scheduled measures 100m in

diameter to include the fort and the rampart, and an area around them in which traces of activities associated with their 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 stone walled Iron Age fortification; it is of particular interest because of the existence of an outer defence work. The monument has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric defensive structures and settlement activity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NH 44 NE 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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