|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||DUN SCOLPAIG, NORTH UIST|
nineteenth century folly, Gothic tower, on site of island dun
|Grid Reference:||NF 73100 75030|
|Parish:||NORTH UIST, Western Isles|
- 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|
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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