MHG4841 - Dun Totaig
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Type and Period (1)
- DUN (Iron Age - 550 BC? to 560 AD?)
- None recorded
NG24NW 6 2375 4790.
NG 237 4790. Dun Totaig, a dun of unconventional type, the date of which is uncertain.
R W Feachem 1963.
Excavated by Countess Latour, and a mass of tumbled stone, it is sub-oval in shape measuring externally 89ft NW-SW and 48ft transversely. The thickness of the walling is indeterminate on the NW, but seems to be 18ft at the entrance and to vary from 15-23ft round the S arc, where one course only is traceable for a few yards. The entrance-passage is 4ft 10ins in width and is without checks. About 10ft from the entrance there is a cross-wall, only the ends of which remains project- ing from the side walls.
RCAHMS 1928; A Graham 1949.
Dun Totaig, a dun, as described above. Poor condition.
Visited by OS (A S P) 8 May 1961.
A small blue glass bead from Dun Totaig was donated by the Countess Latour in 1915 to the NMS (GA 1019A). <1>
- --- SHG1531 Text/Publication/Article: Graham, A. 1949. 'Some observations on the brochs', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 81 1946-7, p.48-99. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 48-99. 48-99.
- --- SHG2187 Text/Publication/Volume: Feachem, R W. 1963. A Guide to Prehistoric Scotland. 1st. 184.
- --- SHG2656 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. . 161-2, No. 519; plan fig. 231.
- <1> SHG28278 Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. GA 1019A.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 2374 4790 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
- BEAD (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/10834 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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