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South Uist, Eochar, Dun Na Buail' Uachdraich

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Record Detail

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  • NGR
    NF 7777 4606
  • Latitude, longitude
    57.390401N, 7.365423W
  • Archaeological notes
    NF74NE 5 7777 4606. (NF 7777 4646) Dun na Buail' - Uachdraich (NR) OS 6"map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904) The lowering of the level of the water of Loch Dun na Buail'-uachdraich, near Carnan, South Uist, has left the southern half a swamp. On a mound in this reedy swamp are the remains of Dun na Buail'-uachdraich, a circular stone-walled fort, 50ft in diameter over walls more than 12ft broad and 5ft high in places. The whole of the northern half has been removed. Two or three courses of the outer face of the wall are undisturbed, and these show all the characteristics of broch building. "A ring of stones about 10ft wide at 30 to 45ft from the inner wall, is all that remains of an outer wall surrounding the main defense". RCAHMS 1928. Dun no Buail'-uachdraich is as described above. No trace of the inner face of the wall can now be seen although five courses of the outer wall are still visible, the base stones are rather small to be those of a broch. Re-surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (R D) 18 May 1965.
  • Architectural notes

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Inverness-shire (Hebrides), Sheet XLVIII1878

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Inverness Hebrides, Sheet 048.031878