MHG5671 - Wall - Muck
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Type and Period (2)
- DUN? (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- (Alternate Type) WALL (Undated)
- None recorded
NM37NE 1 3958 7889.
'Situated on a small stack, measuring about 16.0m N to S by 7.5m, over
a rubble wall up to 2.8m wide and 0.9m high on W and N with intermittent outer facing stones. On E, collapsed walling and occasional outer facings.'
D W Ross 1978.
A short length of wall is visible on a coastal promontory that projects into the sea at the SW corner of the island. Rather than cut across the neck of the promontory, the wall extends for a distance of about 20m from N to S along the rocky spine forming its axis, where it measures 3.5m in thickness and up to 1.3 in height. The promontory falls steeply away from the wall down to the shore on the W, and is precipitous into the sea on the S, but on the E side it descends in two small terraces above a cliff dropping to the sea. There is little evidence that the wall returned at the landward end of the promontory to form an enclosure, though a short stretch can be seen on the E side, to the N of the upper terrace. The only feature cutting across the landward, N, end of the promontory is a geological dyke. The date and function of the wall are uncertain.
Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH, SDB) 16 May 2002
- --- Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 21858.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Ross, D W. 1978. 'Isle of Muck, dun, remains', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1978, p.13. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 13. 13.
|Grid reference||Centred NM 3957 7889 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||SMALL ISLES|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/21858 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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