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Caisteal Breac, dun, Glenborrodale

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Latitude: 56.6846 / 56°41'4"N

Longitude: -5.8994 / 5°53'57"W

OS Eastings: 161286

OS Northings: 761556

OS Grid: NM612615

Mapcode National: GBR CCT1.NL2

Mapcode Global: WGZCW.C70V

Entry Name: Caisteal Breac, dun, Glenborrodale

Scheduled Date: 30 November 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7799

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a dun, a fortified settlement of Iron Age date.

The monument lies on a rocky knoll at around 100m OD. It consists of an oval-shaped dun measuring approximately 14m by 11m, defined by a tumbled wall measuring less than 1m high. The wall varies in thickness from about 2m to some 4m, and several stretches of the inner and outer wall faces are visible.

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 40m, 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 66 SW 1.


RCAHMS (1980) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Argyll: an inventory of the monuments volume 3: Mull, Tiree, Coll and Northern Argyll (excluding the early medieval and later monuments of Iona), 98-9, No. 179, Edinburgh.

Wordsworth, J. (1993) SSSIs, Scottish Natural Heritage.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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