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Loch an Duin,dun,Daliburgh

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

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Latitude: 57.1759 / 57°10'33"N

Longitude: -7.3887 / 7°23'19"W

OS Eastings: 74482

OS Northings: 822331

OS Grid: NF744223

Mapcode National: GBR 894R.JJ0

Mapcode Global: WGV43.GWTS

Entry Name: Loch an Duin,dun,Daliburgh

Scheduled Date: 17 March 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5334

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 the remains of a dun, a small island fortification of the later prehistoric period.

The dun is located on a small island in Loch an Duin, and survives as a mound of rubble 2.5m in height, and appears to have been circular in plan, with an inner diameter of 10m and an outer diameter of 17m. The entrance has been from the the W. There is no trace of a causeway.

The area to be scheduled consists of the whole surface of the island, about 40m N-S and the same E-W, to include the dun and an area around in which evidence associated with 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 for the information it contains, accessible to excavation, regarding the construction and use of simple fortified dwellings during the later prehistoric period.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NF 72 SW 8.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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