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Loch an Duin,dun 200m south of

A Scheduled Monument in Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 57.7411 / 57°44'27"N

Longitude: -6.958 / 6°57'28"W

OS Eastings: 105072

OS Northings: 883179

OS Grid: NG050831

Mapcode National: GBR 9868.9RK

Mapcode Global: WGX3W.2PYG

Entry Name: Loch an Duin,dun 200m S of

Scheduled Date: 24 February 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5340

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Harris

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument consists of the remains of a dun: a defensive settlement of Iron Age date. The circular structure is situated on a hilltop, 40m above sea-level. Its diameter as defined by the basal stones of the outer circumference is 13.5m. The inner face is obscured by a confusion of rubble and turf. The remains of a gallery or retaining wall can be seen within the wall thickness in the W and SW portions.

There is an enclosing wall around the edge of the summit on which the dun stands. At the N end is an entrance with a pathway, edged by stones, leading from it to the dun. There are sheilings to the N and S of the dun. The area to be scheduled is oval, measuring a maximum of 50m NW-SE by 40m SW-NE centred on the dun as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a good field example of a fortified settlement of Iron Age date. It has the potential to provide further evidence through excavation for defensive architecture, material culture and domestic occupation in the Iron Age.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NG 08 SE 1.

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