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DUN BARAVAT, LOCH BARAVAT, GREAT BERNERA - BROCH (Undated)

DUN BARAVAT, LOCH BARAVAT, GREAT BERNERA - BROCH (Undated)

Summary:

BROCH (Undated)
Island broch with causeway

Location:

NB 15600 35567

Full description:

NB13NE 2 1558 3555.

(NB 1558 3555) Dun Baravat (NR)
OS 6" map, (1965)

Dun Baravat, a galleried dun occupying an islet connected to the shore by a causeway 100' long. It measures internally 40' by 30' within the ruin of a galleried wall, the north sector of which still stands to a height of 11', measures 8' in thickness, and exhibits the remains of part of a scarcement and an upper gallery.
A secondary building lies partly within and partly over the ruin of the wall.
R W Feachem 1963; RCAHMS 1928, visited 1914.

Dun Baravat is as described and planned by the RCAHMS. A basal gallery 0.8m wide, beneath that described, has been exposed for a length of about 3.1m.
Visited by OS (N K B) 22 June 1969.

Alternatively classified as broch.
J N G Ritchie and M Harman 1985.

'The monument...comprises the remains of a galleried dun, a fortified settlement of Iron Age date. The area to be scheduled is irregular and measures a maximum of 20m E-W by 50m N-S, to include the dun and its causeway.'
HS Sceduling Document 30 July 1992.

References:

Exploring Scotland's heritage: Argyll and the Western Isles, Publisher: HMSO for RCAHMS, Exploring Scotland's Heritage: Argyll and the Western Isles. 135, no. 60
A guide to prehistoric Scotland, Publisher: B T Batsford, A Guide to Prehistoric Scotland. 182
Thomas, F. W. L.. 1890. 'On the duns of the Outer Hebrides', Archaeol Scot. Part No 5. 391, 407, 411
RCAHMCS. 1928. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Ninth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Small Isles, Publisher: HMSO The RCAHMS 9th Report and Inventory: Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Small Isles. 20-1, No. 71 fig. 51
1986. 'Preliminary survey of later prehistoric artificial islands on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides', Int J Nautical Archaeol Underwater Explor. Part No 15. 191 fig. 3

Acknowledgement:

Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006.

 

Title: DUN BARAVAT, LOCH BARAVAT, GREAT BERNERA - BROCH (Undated)
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Broch
SMR Record ID: MWE4089
Grid Ref Northing: 935567
Grid Ref Easting: 115600
Record Maintained By: CEBL
Subject Id: 31332