Eilean Na Circe

Island Dwelling

Site Name Eilean Na Circe

Classification Island Dwelling

Canmore ID 39073

Site Number NR78NE 3

NGR NR 7669 8928

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish North Knapdale
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR78NE 3 7669 8928.

(NR 7669 8930) Fort (NR)

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1924)

The remains consist of an outer oval wall, enclosing a space c.120' long, and rectangular buildings occupying the interior. The outer wall is best seen for 40' at the N end where it is well built, stands several feet high, and indistinguishable from prehistoric masonry. The rectangular buildings on the level top of the rock, ? Medieval, stand several feet high.

D Christison 1904.

The remains on Eilean na Circe consist of two dry-stone rectangular buildings enclosed by a wall 1.3m wide and 0.8m high. In the S the wall forms a bastion-like structure 3.0m in diameter and in the W it ends on a platform made from stone rubble, in the centre of which is a gap which may be a slipway.

Nowhere does there appear to be any prehistoric work and the probability is that this is a fortified dwelling.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (IA) 31 May 1973.

NR 7670 8929. No change to the report of 31 May 1973.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (BS) 24 January 1977.

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