MHG4027 - Eilean Nan Gobhar Fort 2
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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?)
- None recorded
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>
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Eilean an Gobhar from Roskeen.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Eilean nan Gobhar Forts.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Feachem, R W. 1963. A Guide to Prehistoric Scotland. 1st. 127.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Hamilton, E. 1880. Archaeol J Vol. 37 1880, p.238-40. Archaeol J. 238-40. 239-40; plan.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Nisbet, H C. 1974. 'A geological approach to vitrified forts, part I: the archaeological and scientific background', Science and Archaeology, Vol 12, pp 3-12. p 5, 6, 9.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Nisbet, H C. 1975. 'A geological approach to vitrified forts, part II: bedrock and building stone', Science and Archaeology, Vol 15, pp 3-16. p 13, no. 38.
- <1> Interactive Resource/Online Database: Lock, G. & Ralston, I.. 2017. Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland. SC2536.
|Grid reference||Centred NM 6936 7946 (100m by 100m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (2)
- http://hillforts.arch.ox.ac.uk/records/SC2536.html (Link to online Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland site entry)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/22510 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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