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Loch an Duna,dun,North Lochs

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

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Latitude: 58.1469 / 58°8'48"N

Longitude: -6.4365 / 6°26'11"W

OS Eastings: 139042

OS Northings: 926146

OS Grid: NB390261

Mapcode National: GBR B7H6.2L5

Mapcode Global: WGY3B.3H8C

Entry Name: Loch an Duna,dun,North Lochs

Scheduled Date: 5 March 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5349

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Lochs

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 small dun, a fortified settlement of Iron Age date, situated on an island.

The island measures approximately 20m N-S by 20m E-W. It is

surrounded by an outer wall which is now much reduced. In the W portion the rampart of the outer face reaches a height of 1m. The remains of two drystone cells are visible immediately within the outer wall in the NW and W portions. The causeway presumably approached from the W where there is a small promontory into the loch.

The area to be scheduled is circular, measuring a maximum of 20m in diameter centred on the dun and enclosing the entire island on which it is situated as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it preserves evidence of, and has the potential to provide further evidence through excavation for, settlement, domestic activity and defensive occupation in the Iron Age and later periods.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NB 32 NE 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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