MHG5194 - Dun Geilbt
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Type and Period (1)
- DUN (Iron Age - 550 BC? to 560 AD?)
- None recorded
NG50SE 1 5675 0480.
(NG 5680 0484) Dun Geilbt (NR) Remains of
OS 6"map, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)
Dun Gielbt is a very strong position on a spit of rock on the sea-shore at the S side of Inver Dalavil. On the S the rock is cut off from the land by a rocky chasm some 18ft deep, and at the sides and extremity which are washed by the sea at high tide, there are precipices about 30ft high. The dun has been despoiled of stones to build the neighbouring township of Caradal, now deserted. The remains of the building from the S. half of a circle only 19ft in diameter internally, and occupy the S or landward end of the rock. The wall, which shows some very small pieces of building in position on the outer face, stands 4ft in height on the inside above a few feet of fallen debris. It is 8ft thick and has a scarcement 6ins wide. There is no indication of an entrance in the wall, and its ends rest on the edges of the cliff. No foundations of the complimentary half of the building can be traced, but they are possibly covered by moss.
Not a broch, but embodies features which appear in broch architecture.
A Graham 1951.
Dun Geilbt, described by the RCAHMS; in fair condition.
Visited by OS (A S P) 21 June 1961.
Recorded in February 1994. Full details are lodged with Dualchas, Skye and Lochalsh Museums Service.
Sponsor: Clan Donald Lands? Trust.
This site was included in the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland online database. See link below for site entry. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Graham, A. 1951. 'Notes on some brochs and forts visited in 1949', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 83 1948-9, p.12-24. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 12-24. 98.
- --- 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. . 189, No. 602.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Dualchas. 1994. 'Glen Meadhonach (Sleat parish): landscape survey', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1994, p.41-2. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 41-2. 42.
- <1> Interactive Resource/Online Database: Lock, G. & Ralston, I.. 2017. Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland. SC2751.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 5675 0481 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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External Links (2)
- http://hillforts.arch.ox.ac.uk/records/SC2751.html (Link to online Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland site entry)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11417 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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