MHG4841 - Dun Totaig


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Type and Period (1)

  • DUN (Iron Age - 550 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred NG 2374 4790 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG24NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

Finds (1)

  • BEAD (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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