MHG3354 - Cnoc A' Chinn - Dun


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH54NE 1 5976 4514.

(NH 5976 4514) Dun (NR)
OS 25"map, (1969)

A denuded oval fort on the highest part of a rocky ridge. It measures some 36.0 m NE-SW by 21.0 m over all, with the base course of the outer wall face of contiguous stones visible intermittently around much of the perimeter. The wall is mainly turf-covered, averaging 0.3 m high, and
no definite inner facing-stones are evident, but it appears to increase in thickness from about 2.6 m in the NE to about 3.8 m at the entrance in the SW. The entrance, at the easiest point of approach, is 2.8 m wide; it is flanked on either side by stones on edge, with no evidence of a door check.
The hill is alleged to be a court-hill or place of justice (ISSFC 1885). Surveyed at 1:2500 (visited by OS (R D) 17 December 1964).
Visited by OS (A A) 25 November 1970.

Dun, Cnoc a' Chinn: This dun occupies the summit of a rocky knoll 1 km ESE of Inchberry farmhouse. Oval on plan, it measures about 27 m by 14 m within the wasted remains of a wall.

This is a dun, thickly overgrown with whin. Correct as described by the previous field investigator.
Revised at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (J M) 9 Feburary 1981.

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

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Grid reference Centred NH 5976 4514 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH54NE
Civil Parish KIRKHILL
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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