Record details

ID:908
Type of record:Monument
Name:DUN SCOLPAIG, NORTH UIST

Summary

nineteenth century folly, Gothic tower, on site of island dun


Grid Reference:NF 73100 75030
Map Sheet:NF77NW
Island:North Uist
Parish:NORTH UIST, Western Isles

Monument Types

  • DUN (Undated)
  • TOWER (Crofting - 1850 AD to 1950 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 7640: Dun Scolpaig, dun (site of) and tower; Listed Building (B) 17577: LOCH SCOLPAIG TOWER

Full description

NF77NW 6 7310 7503.

(NF 7310 7503) Dun Scolpaig (NR) Tower.
OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed, (1904)

'Dun Scolpaig has now entirely disappeared, its site being occupied by a small octagonal tower surrounded by a low wall at the water's edge. Both of these constructions are of modern origin, being constructed of stones from the fort itself; having been erected by Dr Alexander Macleod about the year 1830'.
E Beveridge 1911.

The site is as described by Beveridge
Visited by OS (J T T) 19 June 1965.

NF 7310 7503 A desk-based survey and non-invasive assessment was made of the site (NMRS NF 77 NW 6), in association with Simpson & Brown Architects, including a survey of the island and the approach, both of which were heavily landscaped. Probable site of crannog - no remains identified.
Sponsor: Southern Isles Amenity Trust
Addyman, T 2000, 96

Sources and further reading

  • Bibliographic reference: RCAHMS. 1928. The RCAHMCS 9th Report & Inventory: Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Small Isles. 97, No. 322
  • Bibliographic reference: Erskine Beveridge. 1911. North Uist: its archaeology and topography. 193
  • Bibliographic reference: Council for Scottish Archaeology. 2000. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. New Series, Volume 1.

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