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Dun Putechantuy, dun, Kintyre

A Scheduled Monument in South Kintyre, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5205 / 55°31'13"N

Longitude: -5.7132 / 5°42'47"W

OS Eastings: 165705

OS Northings: 631462

OS Grid: NR657314

Mapcode National: GBR DG83.XGN

Mapcode Global: WH0LQ.6HPR

Entry Name: Dun Putechantuy, dun, Kintyre

Scheduled Date: 30 June 1972

Last Amended: 19 March 2013

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3224

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Killean and Kilchenzie

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: South Kintyre

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

c.1903. Scottish style. Long block. 2 storeys. Harled; dressed face-work. Gabled. Slate roof. Crow-steps. Central polygonal bay on road front. Segmental bay on garden front; curvilinear gable.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance because it has an inherent potential to make a significant addition to our understanding of the past, in particular, the design and construction of later prehistoric, small defended settlements in western Scotland, and their place in the wider economy and society. There is good potential for well-preserved archaeological remains surviving within and immediately outside the dun. These buried remains can tell us much about the people who built and lived in the settlement and the connections they had with other groups. The loss of the monument would significantly diminish our future ability to appreciate and understand the occupation of Argyll in the later prehistoric and early historic periods.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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