MHG2654 - Fort, Dun Garbhlaich
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Type and Period (1)
- FORT (Early Bronze Age to Pictish - 2400 BC to 900 AD)
Dun Garbhlaich (NAT) Fort (NR)
Dun Garbhlaich, a fort, situated on the uneven rocky summit of an isolated crag. It is roughly D-shaped on plan measuring c.35.0m E to W by c. 28.0m transversely with a drystone wall which is completely tumbled on the N and SE, but well preserved in the SW where the outer face stands to a maximum height of c. 1.5m, and the inner face to a maximum height of c. 1.0m giving a wall thickness varying between 3.8m and 2.3m. In the NE the outer face is evident amidst tumble to a maximum height of c.0.8m. The entrance passage, 4.5m long and 1.1m wide is in the S at the easiest point of access and is faced by upright slabs towards the inner end. Within the fort in the E is a ruinous stone-lined well c.3.0m diameter.
The plan by Wallace (T D Wallace 1921) is almost worthless. The outwork shown to the S of the fort is tumble from the main wall.
Depicted at 1/10000 scale.
Planned at 1/1250
Visited by OS (R L) 6 April 1970; Visited by RCAHMS 1957
This site is included in the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland online database. See link below for site entry. <1>
- --- SHG11627 Image/Photograph(s): Fort, Dun Garbhlaich, Farley, by Beauly.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
- --- SHG195 Text/Publication/Article: Wallace, T. 1921. 'Archaeological notes', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club, Vol. 8 1912-18, p.87-136. 119; plan 120.
- --- SHG2673 Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1979. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North-east Inverness, Inverness District, Highland Region. . 16, No. 95.
- <1> SHG27950 Interactive Resource/Online Database: Lock, G. & Ralston, I.. 2017. Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland. SC2874.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4661 4660 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (3)
- http://hillforts.arch.ox.ac.uk/records/SC2874.html (Link to online Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland sire entry)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM2422 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12375 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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