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Dun an Eididh, dun 210m WNW of Duneira

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7556 / 56°45'20"N

Longitude: -5.8513 / 5°51'4"W

OS Eastings: 164671

OS Northings: 769286

OS Grid: NM646692

Mapcode National: GBR CBYV.SP5

Mapcode Global: WGZCJ.2GXF

Entry Name: Dun an Eididh, dun 210m WNW of Duneira

Scheduled Date: 13 December 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7809

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

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

The monument lies on the summit of a heather-covered, steep-sided rocky knoll at around 10m OD. It consists of an irregular-shaped dun measuring approximately 25m by about 15m, defined by a wall spread to about 2m thick. The wall follows the edge of the knoll summit and incorporates several large rock outcrops, though a section of the wall at the SW has been destroyed due to natural erosion. Four sections of the outer face of the wall are visible, standing up to two courses high. The dun entrance is on the SE.

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 50m, 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

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RCAHMS records the monument as NM 66 NW 4.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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