MHG47124 - Dun - Grulin, Eigg


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Type and Period (1)

  • DUN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (18/03/2004)
NM48SE 40 45440 84173

The remains of this dun occupy a rocky boss at the SW edge of Grulin Uachdrach township (NM48SE 7). The ground to the SW falls steeply towards the shore in a series of basalt terraces, but towards the NE the dun faces onto the level terrace occupied by the later township. The wall is only clearly defined on the NW, where a stretch of the outer face stands up to 1.2m high (though still about 1m below the level of the interior), and occasional earthfast stones behind suggest a wall thickness of about 2m. Elsewhere, the wall has been reduced to a band of grass-grown rubble. No entrance is apparent, although the easiest approach to the dun is from the E. The enclosed area is roughly circular, measuring about 20m in diameter, and within it there are three circular platforms, each about 4m in diameter, and a fragment of a later rectangular building.
(EIGG01 589)
Visited by RCAHMS (SDB) 16 October 2002

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Grid reference Centred NM 45439 84172 (41m by 43m)
Map sheet NM48SE
Civil Parish SMALL ISLES
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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