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Lismore, Eilean Nan Caorach

Ballast Mound (Period Unassigned), Landing Point (Period Unassigned), Lime Kiln (Period Unassigned), Storehouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lismore, Eilean Nan Caorach

Classification Ballast Mound (Period Unassigned), Landing Point (Period Unassigned), Lime Kiln (Period Unassigned), Storehouse (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 281489

Site Number NM94NW 46

NGR NM 901 468

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

NM94NW 46 901 468

NM 901 468 This small island is dominated by its limestone quarry and associated structures. A setting of three single-chamber kilns fringes its southern bay. All differ in detail and may be of different dates. Other buildings include a store, now partly adapted for other purposes, and workers' cottages which have been converted to a holiday home. A cleared boat landing is aligned on the NE kiln, while a stone-built quay, which shows evidence of several structural phases, lies to the S.

An extensive ballast bank, labelled on the 1871 1st edition OS map as An Càrn, uncovers at low water 200m S of the quay.

Archive to be deposited in NMRS.

Sponsor: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

C Martin and P Martin 2005.

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