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Baraskomill,dun 275m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in South Kintyre, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4334 / 55°26'0"N

Longitude: -5.57 / 5°34'12"W

OS Eastings: 174243

OS Northings: 621296

OS Grid: NR742212

Mapcode National: IRL Y3.J7GJ

Mapcode Global: GBR DGMB.X15

Entry Name: Baraskomill,dun 275m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 9 April 1975

Last Amended: 17 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3658

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Campbeltown

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: South Kintyre

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a dun and is situated on the crest of a hill at a height of 99m OD. The dun appears to have been approximately circular in plan, measuring about 15m in diameter internally. The wall consists of a grass-grown bank of stony debris, standing to a maximum height of 1.2m and spread to a thickness of 6m.

No facing stones remain. Traces of a possible entrance exist to the

W. Outside this entrance to the W of the dun are traces of a

probable rock-cut ditch which protected the fort on its weakest side. The hill top on which the dun is located forms the focus for a number

of later turf-built dykes. The area proposed for scheduling measures

a maximum of 80m E-W by 60m N-S, to cover the dun, the ditch and an

area in which traces of activities associated with the construction

and use of the dun will survive, as shown in red on the attached

plan.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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