MHG2708 - Fort, An Torr


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Type and Period (1)

  • FORT (Early Bronze Age to Pictish - 2400 BC? to 900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Fort, An Torr: This fort is situated at a height of 420' O D, 200 yds N of Mill of Tore on a promontory 70' below the steep W and S flanks of which the River Enrick runs out of the broad, open section of Glen Urquhart, which includes the Lock Meigle into the narrow pass at Strathnacro. The remains, in a very advaced state of decay, are enough to show that the fort measures about 150' NW-SE by about 1001 within the last vestige of a stone wall now represented only by a stony terrace about 12' in width. The entrance is in the SE. The interor rises to a maximum of some 20' above the level of the wall and is featureless. Numerous stones occuring in the interior might originally have formed parts of another wall, but at the date of the visit they were so overgrown that no firmer opinion could be obtained. The whole lies in a plantation which includes birch scrub.
Visited by RCAHMS 1957

A fort, on a knoll named An Torr, the situation and dimensions of which are described by the RCAHMS. The terrace is visible around the whole of the periphery and has been formed by scarping into the slope and piling the material in the downhill side. Apart from the occasional stone at the edge of the terrace there is little to show that there has been a wall here. The entrance has probably been in the SE, at the easiest approrachm, but no details survive. As suggested by R C A H M, there may have been an internal wall, the evidence for which is a discontinuous line of 4 to 6m inside the terrace and at the W end of the fort, but it is too scant to be certain.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. (Visited by OS (N K B) 8 July 1964)
Visited by OS (R L) 5 February 1970

(NH 4517 2985) Fort (NR)
OS 1/10,000 map, 1975

No change to previous field report.
Visited by OS (J B) 24 January 1979

An Torr fort was subject to a field survey in May 2014 by members of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society. A site plan was produced as a result of this survey. <1>

This site was included in the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland online database. See link below for site entry. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4516 2985 (100m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH42NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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