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'Beregonium', Benderloch

Settlement (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name 'Beregonium', Benderloch

Classification Settlement (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 23247

Site Number NM93NW 31

NGR NM 9035 3810

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Ardchattan And Muckairn (Argyll And Bute)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM93NW 31 c.9035 3810.

(NM 9035 3810) Supposed Site of (NAT) )

Beregonium (NR) )

(NM 9025 3920) Site of (NAT) Sraid Mine (NR)

(NM 9023 3819 to 9042 3779) Sraid a' Mhargaidh (NR)

(Undated) OS annotation.

The Pictish city of Beregonium is said to have been situated between Dun Mac Sniachan and Dun Bhaile an Righe. A street, said to have been 10 feet wide and paved, running between the two hills was called 'Sraid a' Mhargaidh' (ie Market Street). Another, known as 'Sraid Mine', is said to have run from the NW end of New Selma, close past the steadings of Kiel Crofts. Two portions of footpaths, a little NE of the crofts, and a cart track are considered to be on the course of Sraid Mine.

The RCAHMS states that the spurious name 'Beregonium', a mis-reading of Ptolemy's 'Rerigonium', was mistakenly applied by Hector Boece in his 'Scotorum Historiae'.

Name Book 1871; RCAHMS 1975.


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