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?)
- None recorded
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.
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1928. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Ninth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Small Isles. . 192, No. 615.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 2, 92.
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wordsworth, J. 2000. Barabhaig WGS Isle of Skye: A Rapid Archaeological Survey. Site no. 10.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 6895 0893 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11543 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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