MHG2618 - Dun, Struy Beag
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Type and Period (1)
- DUN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
Dun Struy Beag (NR)
OS 25"map, (1968)
Noted as a dun by Wallace.
T Wallace 1886, 1921
Occupying the summit of a rocky crag shelving steeply to the SE, is a dun, still known locally as Dun Struy Beag. It is sub-oval on plan, measuring about 11.0m by 7.0m transversely, within a reduced, turf-covered wall spread to about 3.0m. Occasional outer facing stones are visible in the E and NE areas. A depression in the wall in the NE arc is probably an entrance. At the base of the crag on the NW side are considerable amounts of tumble, indicating that the dun was originally a substantial structure.
A natural depression around the N and W arcs of the crag has been scarped to form an outer defence. At the N end, where it terminates on the steep E slopes, a slight counterscarp is apparent.
See 1/1250 enlargement.
Surveyed at 1/2500 (Visited by OS (R D) 20 July 1965)
Visited by OS (N K B) 16 October 1970
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Wallace, T. 1886. Notes on ancient remains in the Beauly Valley, Inverness-shire. Proc Soc Antiq Scot Volume 20. 340-55. 343-4.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Wallace, T. 1921. 'Archaeological notes', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club, Vol. 8 1912-18, p.87-136. 123; plan 128.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 3966 3923 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12240 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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