MHG8706 - Dun Morangie, Tarlogie


The site of ruined Iron Age Dun at Tarlogie, Morangie, Tain.

Type and Period (1)

  • DUN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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Full Description

NH78SE 13 7616 8389.

NH 761 839. Dun, Morangie: The wasted remains of this dun measure about 13m in diameter within a wall spread to between 4.5m and 7m in thickness and 1.2m in height.
RCAHMS 1979, visited 1977.

The dun at NH 7616 8389 is situated on a small natural hillock in a now-arable field; internally, it measures approximately 15m NW-SE by 13.5m. It has been almost totally destroyed in the E and NW. The wall is best preserved in the N where it is spread to 5m and is 1.2m high. No entrance is discernible in the remains.
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (J B) 23 February 1981.

The site was photographed by the Highland Council on an unknown date. <1>

Excavations directed by the University of Aberdeen are in the process of being carried out in April and June 2014 as part of the wider Fortriu project.

The site was visited and photographed during active excavation on the 15th of April 2014 by members of the Highland Council Historic Environment Record Team. <2>

RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of Easter Ross, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 23, No. 188 (Text/Report). SHG2670.

Hatherley C, 2015, Archaeological Excavations at Tarlogie Farm Dun, Ross and Cromarty: Archaeological Assessment Report (Text/Report). SHG27269.

<1> Highland Council, ?, Dun Morangie, aerial view (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG7431.

<2> Highland Council Historic Environment Team, 2014, Photographs from Tarlogie Dun during excavation (15th of April 2014) (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG26190.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7617 8389 (80m by 80m)
Map sheet NH78SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TAIN

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