MHG2651 - Dun Mor Fort - Urchany


Dun Mor Fort at Urchany

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  • DUN (Iron Age - 550 BC? to 560 AD?)

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Dun Mor (NR)
OS 6"map, (1959)

Occupying the summit of an isolated crag is a fort named Dun Mor. It is sub-oval on plan, measuring 24.2 m NNE-SSW by 16.0 m within a tumbled wall in which roughly coursed outer and inner faces can be seen to a maximum height of four courses round most of the perimeter giving a wall thickness varying between 4.5 m and 5.9 m. The entrance, in the SE, is choked by tumble. At the higher N side of the interior is an apparently natural platform about 10.0 m across.
An outer wall extends around the E and S sides of the fort at a lower level, ending on the cliffs to the N and W. It is reduced to its lowest course with outer and inner faces visible giving an average thickness of about 3.0 m. A mutilated entrance is visible in the SE in line with the entrance to the fort and at the easiest point of approach. A further wall to the S encloses the shoulder of the crag. It is denuded and for most of its length only the lowest course of the outer face can be seen but on the E side several inner facing-stones are visible giving a thickness of 3.2 m.(Visited by RCAHMS 1957)
Planned at 1/1250
Divorced survey at 1:10,000.
Visited by OS (R L) 7 April 1970; R W Feachem 1963; T D Wallace 1886

Dun Mor: a massively constructed dun, generally as described in the previous report.

This is a dun and is as described in the previous field report.
Survey Diagram.
Visited by OS (J M) 11 February 1981

The site was photographed by R Spencer-Jones on 23/09/2014. <1>

This site is included in the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland online database. See link below for site entry. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4574 4515 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NE
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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