MHG27037 - Promontory Fort, Rhumach


Promontory Fort - possible dun, Rhumach

Type and Period (2)

  • PROMONTORY FORT (Early Bronze Age to Pictish - 2400 BC? to 900 AD?)
  • DUN? (Iron Age - 550 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The following new site was recorded in a desk-based survey and field inspection in four areas proposed for natural woodland regeneration. NM 6416 8531 Promontory fort, possible facing stones of S side in a rubble spread. The SW side of the promontory is protected by a rubble wall up to 3m wide and 1m high, which runs for 9m along the top of the crag before turning E to block access from the N up a steep gully. The sub-circular enclosed area of the promontory was c15m across. Sponsor: Scottish Woodlands Ltd. D Alexander 1995. <1> <2>

This site was included in the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland online database. See link below for site entry. <3>

Site 28. Old ‘fort’ or dun on low outcrop up to c.10 mtrs above sea level and c.10 mtrs in diameter on top and evidence of walling on the southern edge. Possibly Iron-Age. <4>

NGR adjusted based on 2012 aerial photographs. <5>

Sources/Archives (5)



Grid reference Centred NM 6416 8531 (22m by 22m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM68NW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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