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Loch Shiavat,dun

A Scheduled Monument in An Taobh Siar agus Nis, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.4485 / 58°26'54"N

Longitude: -6.3276 / 6°19'39"W

OS Eastings: 147604

OS Northings: 959270

OS Grid: NB476592

Mapcode National: GBR B6RD.JFH

Mapcode Global: WGY1T.SX14

Entry Name: Loch Shiavat,dun

Scheduled Date: 29 June 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5381

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun; Secular: enclosure

Location: Barvas

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: An Taobh Siar agus Nis

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument is a late prehistoric or Medieval fortified dwelling or dun.

The fort is situated on, and totally occupies the area of, an island in the S part of Loch Shiavat. The remains of a causeway approach it from the SW. The dun is circular and grass covered having a diameter of approximately 14m. The outer defence wall on the NE and S sides stands to a height of 1.2m and is about the same thickness.

The area to be scheduled is circular measuring a maximum of 15m in diameter, to include the dun as shown on the attached map in red.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well preserved example of a lightly-built Iron Age of medieval dun which due to its inaccessibility and water-logged condition preserves archaeological material which could, through excavation, contribute to our knowledge of defensive settlement, society and agricultural practices in the later prehistoric or early medieval period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the site as NB45NE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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