List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
STONE CIRCLE (Remains of) [Dùn Mac Sniachan] Stone Circle (Remains of)
Stone Circle (Remains of)
Stone Circle (Remains of)
"Druidical Circle" (Remains of)
Mr. Campbell, Post Office.
New Statistical Account.
Mr. Beaton, Schoolmr. [Schoolmaster] Ledaig
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] p. [page] 494.
087 Near the North end and on the top of "Dun Mac Sniachan" are the remains of a stone Circle. It is almost demolished now. Only two stones remaining and the remainder a mere track.
FORT (Vitrified) [Dùn Mac Sniachan] Fort (vitrified)
Fort (vitrified)
Fort (vitrified)
Fort (vitrified)
Mr. Campbell
Mr. Beaton
John McPhail
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] p. [page] 494.
087 Near the south west end of "Dun Mac Sniachan" and on the hisghest part, commanding the Sea, is the outline of a green mound of an apparent irregular shape, about 3 feet high and 10 broad at base. It has been composed of stones, but time has given it the verdant covering it now has. Supposed to have been used for the defence of the "Ancient Selma" by the Aboriginees of the Country.

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Sheet 87-1 -- Parish of Ardchattan, Argyllshire.

[Note under Stone Circle:]
See page 32

[Additional quotation re. Fort:]
"Nearly half way betwixt Connell and Shian, and a little to the
west of the high road which connects these ferries, there is a verdant
isolated eminence of some extent, the base of which is partially washed
by the Atlantic. It is known by the name of Dun-Mac-Sniachan, that
is "the fortified hill of the son of Sniachan." - and is accessible from
the east by what would appear to be an Artificial opening made
through the rock. It forms one of those vitrified forts which have
engaged the attention and exercised the ingenuity of Antiquarians,
and in regard to the vitrification of which the most plausible theory seems to be, that it was occasioned by
beacon fires lighted there to warn the inhabitants of the approach of an enemy. The remains of a Druidical Circle can
also be traced on the summit of this eminence. It has been conjectured that near this hill stood the famous city of Beregon
and it is held also that Dun-Mac-Sniachan is the identical Selma of the poet Ossian, and the site of the Palace of the Fingallion dynasty."
New Statistical Account

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