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Drummondreach,dun 400m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Black Isle, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5858 / 57°35'8"N

Longitude: -4.3741 / 4°22'26"W

OS Eastings: 258165

OS Northings: 857563

OS Grid: NH581575

Mapcode National: GBR H8KN.Z16

Mapcode Global: WH3DP.SL9J

Entry Name: Drummondreach,dun 400m E of

Scheduled Date: 9 April 1975

Last Amended: 22 January 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3655

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Urquhart and Logie Wester

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Description

The monument consists of a dun with outer defences on the edge of a steep drop to a burn. The dun is sub-circular in plan, measures 20m WNW-ESE x 18m WSW-ENE and is defined by the remains of a stone wall which is spread to 3.5m. The wall has been destroyed by a small quarry pit on the SW and a small cairn has been built out of wall material near to the quarry pit. The entrance to the dun is unclear. The site is defended to S, N and E by two curving ditches with a rampart between.

The area proposed for scheduling is 120m WNW-ESE by 90m SSW-NNE, to include the dun, its outer defences and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and occupation of the dun may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute towards an understanding of prehistoric defensive architecture. The site also contains important information about the domestic organisation and farming practices of a prehistoric community.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS record the site as NH55NE 6.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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