MHG7450 - Dunan Diarmid


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  • DUN (Iron Age - 550 BC? to 560 AD?)

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NG92SW 1 9395 2071.

(NG 9395 2071) Dunan Diarmaid (NR) (In Ruins)
OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)

A dun consisting of an oval wall spread in ruin to a thickness of about 15'. The interior measures about 55' x 25', and the entrance may have been in the S. The 'Diarmaid' of the name, and of the nearby 'Diarmaid's Grave' (NG92SW 2) is the Fingalian hero.
R W Feachem 1963; L Bogle 1895.

Dunan Diarmid (NR)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1971)

Dunan Diarmid, the remains of a dun occupying the level summit of an isolated rocky knoll.
Oval on plan, the dun measures 24.5m E-W by 16.0m N-S within a wall c. 2.5m thick, reduced to a stony scarp with a few stones of the outer face visible intermittently around the W half. A deep hollow at the modern S approach probably denotes the mutilated entrance. In the interior in the NE, is a modern enclosure, 6.0m E-W by 7.0m N-S within a wall 0.8m thick.
Surveyed at 1:2500. (Visited by OS (R L) 22 September 1966.
Visited by OS (A A) 13 June 1974.

This site was included in the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland online database. See link below for site entry. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 9394 2071 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG92SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KINTAIL

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