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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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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.7411 / 57°44'27"N

Longitude: -6.958 / 6°57'28"W

OS Eastings: 105071

OS Northings: 883179

OS Grid: NG050831

Mapcode National: GBR 9868.9QG

Mapcode Global: WGX3W.2PXG

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

Description

Earlier 19th century. 10-bay terrace of single storey, 3-bay (1 4-bay), rectangular-plan, improved cottages. E facing. Harled whinstone and slate rubble. Regular fenestration. Rear elevations obscured where terrace cut into bank, terrace terminating in harled gable ends.

Boarded timber doors to centre of each, small flanking 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Additional bay to No 54 at outer right. Grey slates, replacement slates to 53, iron/lead flashing, coped gable stacks, skew to 53 N gable. No 54 semi-derelict.

INTERIORS: not seen 2001.

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

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Information provided by the Easdale Island Folk Museum.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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