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Lismore, Cnoc Aingil

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lismore, Cnoc Aingil

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 23086

Site Number NM84SE 13

NGR NM 8638 4397

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Lismore And Appin (Argyll And Bute)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM84SE 13 8638 4397.

(NM 8638 4397) Cnoc Aingil (NAT) Cairn (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

This, the largest cairn in Lorn, measures 42.7 metres in diameter and about 7.3 metres in height. Now grass-covered, it is crossed by a dry-stone wall.

RCAHMS 1975, visited May 1968.

As described.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (DWR) 9 November 1971.


Field Visit (10 July 1943)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.

Watching Brief (9 June 2011)

NM 86161 43871 to NM 86267 43949 A watching brief was undertaken on 9 June 2011 during trenching for a new underground power supply a short distance from the large cairn of Cnoc Aingil (NM84SE 13). Nothing of archaeological interest was recorded in the trench.

Archive and report: RCAHMS and WoSAS

Funder: Scottish and Southern Energy

Scotia Archaeology 2011

Information also reported in Oasis (scotiaar1-104632) 15 July 2011


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