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Whitebridge

Stone Fort / Dun

<b>Whitebridge</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/B/J
Nearest Town:Kingussie (30km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   NH49541471 / Sheet: 34
Latitude:57° 11' 54.79" N
Longitude:   4° 29' 26.29" W

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Whitebridge Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

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From the hut circle at Duntirhal look east, the first hill is the ridge leading towards the dun, the second is the wonderfully shaped Ben Sgurrach. Compared to Dun Dearduil (see the Thelonius fieldnote) this is a sleepwalk as underfoot conditions are solid unlike the partially flooded track to the east of Whitebridge.

The ridge leads to a wall which still has one or two stones standing, this is also the front door. Sadly most of the walls have fallen down in the surrounding slopes. Surviving wall indicates that this must have been two to three metres wide. At the west the fort is 7m wide and increases to 9m in the east. It is 26m in length.

Happily the fort still has inhabitants. Quite a few brown mice were running about and managed to avoid our boots.

After revisiting the hut circles we made our way back to Whitebridge as the first hint of darkness appeared. Ben Sgurrach started to change its heathery colour. A wonderful end to another fine day in the hills to the east of Loch Ness, this time in the excellent company of the Blackburners :-)

Visited 24/10/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
31st October 2017ce

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Whitebridge (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

Coming down from Whitebridge we spotted 2 hut circles. One listed by Canmore and one which will be.

NH 4948 1464

The listed circle is sadly in a sad state having taking a battering from cattle, agriculture and vegetation. Still it can be clearly made out from the dun being on the southern side. Sitting at over 13m wide with walls at 0.4m, with the entrance to the south it has magnificent views of Ben Sgurrach, the dun and neighbouring hills.

NH4953914668

We discovered this hut circle whilst coming down from the dun to find NH49481464. It is in far better condition and sits at about 4.5m wide nestling in the shadow of the dun, the boulders almost making a complete circle. A new find to complete a fantastic day. Historic Scotland has been sent a report/photos via the DES form and will hopefully appear on their site shortly.

Visited 24/10/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
28th October 2017ce
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