MHG49760 - Fort, Bourblaige

Summary

The denuded remains of a fort.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (14/09/2006 13:17:54)
NM56SE 21 NM 5505 6214

NM 5505 6214 Previously unrecorded fort, still to be surveyed.
Sponsor: Sunart Oakwoods Research Group.
J E Kirby, J Dye and M Gascoigne 2005

The surviving walls of the fort were recorded in April 2009 using a total station, and a limited topographic survey was also undertaken of the summit. Remains of the fort walls survive on both peaks and the saddle area. It is probable that the stone used in the construction of the 19th-century sheepfold was robbed from the fort.
A geophysical survey identified anomalies relating to the overgrown walling of the fort and a strong magnetic anomaly in a central position may indicate the presence of a hearth. <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NM 55046 62514 (57m by 101m) (Centred)
Map sheet NM56SE
Civil Parish ARDNAMURCHAN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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