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Loch Baravat,dun,North Galson

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

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Latitude: 58.4512 / 58°27'4"N

Longitude: -6.3525 / 6°21'9"W

OS Eastings: 146172

OS Northings: 959665

OS Grid: NB461596

Mapcode National: GBR B6PD.C18

Mapcode Global: WGY1T.DV72

Entry Name: Loch Baravat,dun,North Galson

Scheduled Date: 1 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5454

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Barvas

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: An Taobh Siar agus Nis

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument consists of the remains of a dun, a small fortified dwelling of Iron Age date. The structure is situated in a loch surrounded by marshy ground and

is approached by a short causeway, now underwater. The dun is a low grass covered mound with traces of an outer wall face visible. Its approximate diameter is 20m. The area to be scheduled is approximatley oval and measures a maximum of 30m E-W, as marked 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, defensive organisation, material culture and land-use in late prehistoric times.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NB 45 NE 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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