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Loch Eck, Paper Caves

Platform (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Loch Eck, Paper Caves

Classification Platform (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 299882

Site Number NS18NW 18

NGR NS 13640 89416

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Dunoon And Kilmun
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll


Field Visit

NS 13640 89416 At an elevation of c100m on the track leading up to the well-known Paper Caves on the W side of Loch Eck is a broad flat sub-circular recessed platform 9m in diameter. The rear scarp is approximately 2m high; below the front is natural rock. In front of the platform, the ground slopes downhill at 45°. There is a widespread scatter of small pieces of charcoal across the platform, but no hearth or other evidence of a recent fire.

David Dorren and Nina Henry, 2008


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