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Name:Measured survey - Comar Wood Dun
Organisation:Forestry Commission Scotland


A prehistoric enclosed dun was discovered by Forest District staff in Comar Wood, Strathglass, 1km southwest of Cannich, during a pre-felling check on the woodland in the Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District in 2010. It was subject to a plane table survey by staff of Forestry Commisssion Scotland, also in 2010. <1>

The dun and the area around it were felled in 2013 in a manner which avoided structural damage to the site. A detailed contour and measured survey of the dun site and landscape features, and the excavation of seven trenches were subsequently carried out by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services and West Coast Archaeological Services in 2013 (see EHG4357 and EHG4731).

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Pre-felling image of the site (photo by Forestry Commission Scotland)  © Forestry Commission Scotland
Grid Reference:Centred NH 3251 3101 (66m by 62m)
Map Sheet:NH33SW
Civil Parish:KILMORACK
Geographical Area:INVERNESS
Location:Comar Wood, Cannich, Strathglass

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Publication/Article: Ritchie, M., Taylor, B, & Duff, B.. 2010. Comar Wood, Highland: Survey. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 97. Paper (Original). p.97.

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