Dun Ban, Mingary
Dun Ban Fort
Dun Ban occupies the summit of a rocky plateau about 400 m SSW of Quinish Point. The plateau is protected on all but the east side by steep, almost vertical rock-faces of between 7 m and 13 m in height. The fort can be access across a narrow cleft on the east side.
The fort is irregular in shape and measures 58.0 m by 32.0 m internally. The wall was boulder faced and rubble cored, but little more than a spread of core material remains. However, on the south and south east several stretches of the outer facing-stones and a short stretch of inner facing-stones remain, providing evidence that the wall was once 3 m thick. The entrance is marked by a 3.2 m gap in the wall rubble on the south-east side opposite the cleft. A larger gap on the south west is assumed to have resulted from a collapse of the cliff face.
Grid Reference NM 409 566