MHG6501 - Dun Smail, Staffin


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Type and Period (1)

  • DUN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NG46NE 5 489 667.

(NG 896 667) Dun Smail (NR) (Site of)
OS 6"map, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1903)

At Clachan, about 500 yards SW of the free church of Staffin, at an elevation of 200' above sea level, is a rocky knoll rising some 25' above the surrounding ground and tailing away toward the W. The summit is the site of Dun Smail, of which the only remains now visible are the scanty fragments of a wall on the western flank.
RCAHMS 1928.

Site and condition as described by RCAHMS.
Visited by OS (A S P) 25 April 1961.

GIS spatial data amended in 2018 based on 2009 vertical APs. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 4895 6669 (79m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG46NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILMUIR

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