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Eilean an Staoir,dun 300m SSW of Milton House

A Scheduled Monument in Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 57.2075 / 57°12'26"N

Longitude: -7.4131 / 7°24'47"W

OS Eastings: 73286

OS Northings: 825961

OS Grid: NF732259

Mapcode National: GBR 892N.Z78

Mapcode Global: WGV43.336H

Entry Name: Eilean an Staoir,dun 300m SSW of Milton House

Scheduled Date: 22 August 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5122

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: South Uist

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument consists of a small drystone fortification, or dun, of later prehistoric date, situated upon a small island. It is heavily overgrown, but apppears to be oval in plan, 16m E-W by 14m N-S, with traces of an outer wall-face showing at several points. A variety of later structures, all now ruined, have been built upon the site.

The area to be scheduled consists of the whole of the small island, and is approximately 40m E-W by 35m N-S, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as an example of a typical later prehistoric defensive settlement, and for the evidence which it may provide, through excavation, for domestic and defensive architecture and domestic economy during this period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NF 72 NW 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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