MHG7117 - Carn Mor Dun


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Type and Period (2)

  • DUN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Unknown date)

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Dun has now been cleared of trees, except for yew in centre. It is becoming overgrown & natural regeneration is taking place. Ditches visible and the wall line is relatively clear to follow, but details hard to ascertain. - photos. HAW 10/2002

(NH 6033 5858) Carn Mor (NAT) Dun (NR) OS 6" map, (1959)

(Name: NH 602 585) Human Remains found AD 1859 (NAT)
OS 25" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

Carn Mor, an overgrown circular dun, situated on a knoll. The wall (some 8' thick, according to Feachem) is spread to c.6m but no faces are evident and its thickness cannot be determined. The internal diameter appears to be about 18m. The ill-defined entrance is in the SW.
The dun is surrounded by 2 ramparts with a medial ditch, with an entrance in SW, coincident with that of the dun.
The ONB (1873) recording that it was known locally as the Carn Mor, adds that human remains were found in the interior in 1859.
Resurveyed at 1:2500 (OS {R B} 18 March 1966).
Name Book 1873; R W Feachem 1963; Visited by OS (R L) 3 December 1970.

This site was photographed from the air by Jim Bone in 2008. <1>

A topographic survey of the monument was undertaken by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services in 2012 on behAlf of Forestry Commission Scotland. <2> <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 60334 58589 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH65NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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