MHG4072 - Dun - Baravaig


Site of a dun, although no trace of it can now be found.

Type and Period (1)

  • DUN (Early Iron Age to Early Medieval - 550 BC? to 1057 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NG60NE 3 6896 0893.

(NG 6896 0893) Site of Dun (NR)
OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1903)

Site of dun (RCAHMS 1928). An old fort ... or few loose stones is all that remains visible. (ONB 1876)
Name Book 1876; RCAHMS 1928.

The published site falls upon a small promontory sloping towards the sea, with precipitous rocky sides, which rises about 40 feet above sea level. No trace of a dun could be found but its site may be marked by an area of hummocky ground.
Visited by OS (A S P) 17 June 1961.

The probable site of this dun was photographed, though no features now survive to confirm this as a the site of a dun, during a pre-afforestation survey by Wordsworth Archaeological Services in 2000. The proposed WGS boundary appears to cut across this feature and there must be concern that this might lead to a fence being constructed over this site. The new fence lince should be designed to go to the N or S of this feature. No planting should take place within the vicinity of this feature and a minimum buffer of 20m left unplanted around it. <1>

The Dun appears on the 1st and 2nd edition OS maps.

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NG 6895 0893 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG60NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

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