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Dun Grogarry,dun

A Scheduled Monument in Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6125 / 57°36'44"N

Longitude: -7.5079 / 7°30'28"W

OS Eastings: 71226

OS Northings: 871420

OS Grid: NF712714

Mapcode National: GBR 78VL.XJY

Mapcode Global: WGV1X.NX0K

Entry Name: Dun Grogarry,dun

Scheduled Date: 4 December 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5185

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: North Uist

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Description

The monument consists of a late prehistoric fortified settlement, or dun. The dun was formerly on an island in a shallow loch, but this has now been drained, leaving the dun as a mound on a slight knoll in marshy ground. A causeway is recorded, but has now been almost totally removed.

The dun is grass-covered, and 18m in diameter, with traces of what may be an inner wall-face enclosing a central court 8m in diameter. The area to be scheduled is circular, 40m in diameter, centred on the dun, to include the dun and an area around it in which evidence related to its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved example of a late prehistoric island fortification, with its damp location holding out the possibility of good preservation of organic deposits with information, accessible to excavation, about contemporary domestic life and agricultural practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NF 77 SW 10.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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