MHG6350 - Dun, Strone
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Type and Period (2)
- DUN (Early Iron Age to 19th Century - 550 BC to 1900 AD)
- (Alternate Type) CAIRN (Early Iron Age to 19th Century - 550 BC to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
NH57SE 8 5830 7477.
Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 1st ed., (1907)
Remains of a cairn about 100 yds in circumference standing on a prominent knoll. An old sheepfold stands in centre.
Name Book 1874.
On highest of hillocks to E of Strone are ruins of a hill fort or broch. W J Watson 1904.
The scant remains of dun, c21m in overall diameter, surviving as a circular rickle of stones ploughed through by Forestry Commission in N. Intermittent outer wall facing stones are evident around S arc and at one point in SE, the outer wall face up to 2 courses high is visible for a length of c1.5m. Entrance is not apparent and wall thickness cannot be ascertained although width of tumble in the S suggests it was in order of c3m. A ruinous sheep fold, 10.5m in diameter is built almost centrally within dun, and recent buildings occupy its E arc.
Visited by OS (A A) 20 November 1963.
Cairn (NR) OS 6"map, (1970)
The remains of this dun are as described by the previous field investigator.
Revised at 1:10,000 Visited by OS (J B) 19 November 1976.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5830 7477 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12976 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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