MHG4027 - Eilean Nan Gobhar Fort 2

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NM67NE 2 6937 7946.

See also NM67NE 1.

(NM 6937 7946) Vitrified Fort (NR) (Remains of)
OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1902)

There are two vitirfied forts on Eilean nan Gobhar, a rocky cliff-girt islet.
The smaller (see MHG4026 for the other) on a separate lower, rise, is oval on plan, measuring c. 25.0m E to W by c 16.0m transversely, within a heavily vitrified wall c. 4.5m to 5.0m thick. The outer face is visible up to 3 courses high around most of the S arc and for a short distance in the N but no inner face can be seen. No entrance is apparent. The W part of the interior is contained by a curving bank of rubble stones which may be the remains of a hut wall.
E Hamillton 1880; R W Feachem 1963; Visited by OS (N K B) 1 June 1970.

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

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NM 6936 7946 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NM67NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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