MHG54503 - Fort or dun - Ardintoul


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Type and Period (1)

  • FORT (Early Bronze Age to Pictish - 2400 BC to 900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

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RCAHMS Canmore description:
NG 84315 23745 A likely late prehistoric fort or dun enclosure was identified on 7 May 2009 by Forest District staff after recent forestry operations. The fort is on a commanding knoll on the NW-facing slopes above Ardintoul Bay. The fort is oval in plan and measures 36m from NE to SW by c26m across within a spread rubble rampart measuring 3m thick and up to 1.1m high. Several distinct stretches of wall facing are visible, particularly on the NE side and along the S arc, and there are two distinct breaches in the rampart on the E side. The rampart encloses the higher E end of the knoll and around the S arc; the NW side of the fort is defined by steep slopes. The higher E end of the fort contains a distinct circular level platform that measures c15m in diameter. A later structure, probably a shepherd’s hut or animal pen, has been built over the W end.
Matt Ritchie and Bruce Taylor – Forestry Commission Scotland <1>

This site was included in the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland online database. See link below for site entry. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8432 2374 (46m by 55m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG82SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish GLENSHIEL

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