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Resipole, dun 300m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Latitude: 56.7115 / 56°42'41"N

Longitude: -5.7279 / 5°43'40"W

OS Eastings: 171944

OS Northings: 763962

OS Grid: NM719639

Mapcode National: GBR DB7Z.H3S

Mapcode Global: WH0DW.ZKLR

Entry Name: Resipole, dun 300m SW of

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7801

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a dun of prehistoric date.

The monument lies on the level summit of a knoll at around 10m OD. It comprises an oval-shaped dun measuring approximately 22m by 13m, defined by a robbed stone wall measuring about 3m in width. The entrance gap is at the W side and traces of the external stone wall of the dun survive to the S of this entrance gap. Duns are fortified settlement sites of Iron Age date.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 45m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NM 76 SW 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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