Bending the Boyne: a Novel of Ancient Ireland
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<< Text Pages >> Dun Geilbt - Stone Fort or Dun in Scotland in Isle of Skye
Submitted by Andy B on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 Page Views: 1479
Site Name: Dun Geilbt Country: Scotland County: Isle of Skye Type: Stone Fort or Dun|
Map Ref: NG56750480
Latitude: 57.069780N Longitude: 6.014623W
|3||Reasonable but with some damage|
|2||Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site|
|1||Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks|
|5||Can be driven to, probably with disabled access|
|4||Short walk on a footpath|
|3||Requiring a bit more of a walk|
|2||A long walk|
|1||In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find|
|5||co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates|
|4||co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map|
|3||co-ordinates scaled from a bad map|
|2||co-ordinates of the nearest village|
|1||co-ordinates of the nearest town|
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Dun Gielbt is a very strong position on a spit of rock on the sea-shore at the S side of Inver Dalavil. On the S the rock is cut off from the land by a rocky chasm some 18ft deep, and at the sides and extremity which are washed by the sea at high tide, there are precipices about 30ft high. The dun has been despoiled of stones to build the neighbouring township of Caradal, now deserted. The remains of the building from the S. half of a circle only 19ft in diameter internally, and occupy the S or landward end of the rock. The wall, which shows some very small pieces of building in position on the outer face, stands 4ft in height on the inside above a few feet of fallen debris. It is 8ft thick and has a scarcement 6ins wide. There is no indication of an entrance in the wall, and its ends rest on the edges of the cliff. No foundations of the complimentary half of the building can be traced, but they are possibly covered by moss.
Not a broch, but embodies features which appear in broch architecture.
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