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Loch Tay, Isle Of Spar

Crannog (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Loch Tay, Isle Of Spar

Classification Crannog (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Spray Island; Spry Island; Spries Island; Spar Island

Canmore ID 24901

Site Number NN74NE 21

NGR NN 7730 4511

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Kenmore (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN74NE 21 7730 4511.

This crannog is exposed to a height of about 3m above the normal level of the loch and has measured about 60m by 34m since it was re-built in 1842 prior to a visit by Queen Victoria; the trees and walling on the island appear to date from this period. The crannog is shown in Blaeu's Atlas and on a map of 1720. This is probably the 'small islet near the shore in the Bay of Kenmore' that Stuart mentions.

J Stuart 1868; F O Blundell 1913; W A Gillies 1938; G E Oakley 1973; T N Dixon 1983; I Morrison 1985

A summary of the work carried out by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology in 2004 is included in The University of Edinburgh's 50th Annual Report, 2004.

N Dixon 2004


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