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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Dun Eiphinn
    to 5 m on the north west side The fort is irregular in shape the wall following the contour of the summit edge The internal enclosure measures 61 m by a maximum of 15 m The wall has been largely destroyed except on the north west side where a considerable stretch of the outer face remains together with a band of core rubble Where it is best preserved four thin courses of stone remain to a height of 0 8 m The entrance is on the north at the lowest point of the rock face At the south west end of the interior of the fort turf covered foundations of a rectangular enclosure can be seen These are relatively recent On the north west side of the stack below the rock face the fort entrance was protected by an outwork consisted of two independent lengths of wall The northern wall runs obliquely from the cliff below the fort wall across the flank of the stack almost to the level ground at its base The maximum height if the outer face is 0 8 m in four courses of stone and based on the amount of rubble remaining its estimated width

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Dun Guaire
    along the west side of the ridge and across the south side There is no evidence of it having been present on the north and east sides so that this is actually a promontory fort A few stones from both faces of the wall are in place and indicate that its thickness was up to 3 7 m The maximum dimensions of the area behind the wall are 67 m

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Eilean nan Damh
    cliffs on all other sides The promontory is leaf shaped in plan measuring 38 m by 19 m and has been fortified by a stone wall which has been built across its neck and continued for a short distance along each flank The wall is boulder faced with a rubble core and has been robbed out leaving only a grass grown stony bank of rubble 3 0 m thick and

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Fort Cillchriosd
    side there is a short moderately steep slope rising from a small gully that separates the knoll from the adjacent rising ground Little remains of the fort most of the stone having disappeared it is thougt due to quarrying The single dry stone wall surrounded an internal enclosure measuring about 50 m by 23 m On the west and south west sides intermittent stretches of the lowest course of facing

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Mingary Fort
    its north east and south west sides by sheer rock faces but can be approached more easily from elsewhere The fort measures 30 m by 15 m within a single stone wall which varies between about 2 1 m and 2 8 m in thickness The remains of the wall are obscured by a later stone and turf dyke which has been built over it for its full circuit This

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Ormaig, Ulva
    shape and overlooks a small bay Sheer rock faces protect it on the south and east sides so that no artificial defences were necessary here The north and west flanks of the knoll were protected by a 3 0 m thick wall which remains as a band of rubble core with the occasional facing stone protruding The protected area measured 43 m by 18 m The entrance was probably on

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Rubha nan Oirean
    boulders is required Access to the summit is gained by climbing over a length of walling built across the gully on the east side It is thought that several grassy platforms in the interior may represent hut sites The fort occupies the summit of the north western area of a fissured coastal stack It is protected by vertical and overhanging rock faces ranging in height from 5 0 m on the south east to 27 0 m on the WSW The summit measures 42 0 m by 24 0 m and is accessed via a rocky staircase situated about midway along the north west face of a rocky gully that bisects the stack The fort wall is best preserved on the north east edge of the summit where it appears as a low grass covered stony bank or scarp Some isolated stones and short stretches of the outer face can still be seen An isolated scatter of stony debris to the west of the staircase probably indicated that the wall continued along most of the south east side Elsewhere artificial defences were unnecessary due to the height of the cliffs Three further short lengths of walling complete the defences Two

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Torr a’ Chlachain
    of the road that runs from Dervaig to Torloisk It is an irregular oval in plan A 49 m by 26 m space was surrounded by a single wall which varied between 3 0 m and 4 3 m in thickness but on the north east and south west sides it has fallen away down the steep flanks of the ridge leaving only a few outer facing stones in place

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