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Sean-Chreag,fort 300m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3215 / 57°19'17"N

Longitude: -5.6242 / 5°37'27"W

OS Eastings: 181892

OS Northings: 831473

OS Grid: NG818314

Mapcode National: GBR D9HC.NLQ

Mapcode Global: WH0B1.L70L

Entry Name: Sean-Chreag,fort 300m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 22 January 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5532

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Lochalsh

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

This monument consists of a stone-walled fort located on a low rocky crag. The fort is sub-rectangular in plan and measures about 30m NW-SE by 28m SW-NE. The wall is generally about 3.9m thick and faced externally with large blocks. Within the width of the wall are indications of a stablising wall. Near the NW corner is part of a gallery in the width of the wall; this is about 1m in height and 0.9m in width, with one stone roof lintel still in situ.

There are traces of a second gallery in the NE side. The SW side has almost completely slipped over the crag, and is marked by a loose scatter of stones. The entrance is placed in the centre of the NE side; it is 1.3m in width, expanding to 1.6m beyond the door checks. The area to be scheduled measures 55m NW-SE by 55m NE-SW, to include the fort and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric defensive architecture and domestic life.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NG83SW 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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