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Mid-Argyll - 3
Duntroon

Site/Artefact
Duntroon

Type
Dun

Site Number

National Grid Reference
1802 East
6959 North

Map ( 1:25000)
Ordnance Survey Explorer No 358

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Excavation Details
The site was excavated in 1904 by the Society of Antiquaries.

Finds included :

- thirty-six saddle querns, five hammer stones, four whetstones or polishers

- three flint scrapers, a piece of jet or lignite, six pebbles with indications of wear, various flakes and cores.

Description
A vitrified fort situated on the wooded summit of a ridge which is protected on the NW by a steep cliff, and on the NE by a narrow gully. On the SW and SE where there is no natural protection a series of outworks have been built. The main area enclosed measures about 45m by 27m and the wall is up to 2.5m thick. No remains of the inner face are visible but the outer face stands to height of 1.3m (three courses) in the W. The wall was constructed with strengthening timber beams and, due to fire, these have vitrified - fusing with the stone of the wall. The position of the entrance is not clear. There are the rubble remains of an outer wall once 2m thick, on a lower terrace. Two further outer walls can be traced on the SW but these have been largely desroyed by stone-robbing.

Access/Ownership
This site is on private land and permission should be sought.

References

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Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts

 1. Kilmory Oib
 2. Druim an Dúin
 3. Duntroon
 4. Dún Ardifur 1
 5. Eilean Rígh 1
 6. Dún Chonaillach
 7. Loch Awe Crannogs
 8. Torran Hoard
 9. Dún na Nighinne
10. Kilmartin Parish Church
11. Temple Wood Stone Circles
12. Ogham stone, Poltalloch
13. Barnakil Cross
14. Kilbride Chapel
15. Kilbride Crosses
16. Dunadd Fort
17. In Nomine disk
18. Brooch Moulds
19. Dunadd cross-marked quern
20. Loch Glashan Crannog
21. Glebe Cairn

22. Nether Largie North
23. Nether Largie Mid
24. Nether Largie South
25. Ri Cruin
26. Nether Largie
27. Ballymeanoch - Stones
28. Ballymeanoch - Henge
29. Ballymeanoch - Cairn
30. Dunchragaig
31. Baluachraig
32. Carnassarie Castle
33. BallymeanocH - Barrow
34. Dun Mac Samhainn
35. Glenmoine, Upper Largie
36. Creag a' Mhadaidh
37. Carnassarie - Round Cairn
38. Carnasserie - Standing Stones
39. Carnasserie - Cist
40. Carnasserie Cottage
41. Upper Largie - Cist
42. Upper Largie - Rock Carvings

43. Nether Largie
44. Poltalloch - Cist
45. Poltalloch - cists
46. Bruach an Druimein
47. Dunchraigaig - Dun
48. Poltalloch - Round Cairn
49. Rownfield - Cist
50. Ballymeanoch - Cist
51. Poltalloch - Cists
52. Ballymeanoch - Dun
53. Dunadd - Standing Stones
54. Dunadd - Standing Stone
55. Baile Mor - Dun
56. Anaskeog - Rock Carvings
57. Bariole
58. Rhudil - Round Cairn 1
59. Rhudil - Round Cairn 2
60. Kilmartin Castle
61. Slockavullin
62. Rowanfield - Standing Stone
63. Poltalloch - Cremation

 

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