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Islay, Tornabakin

Farmstead (Period Unassigned), Kiln (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Kiln (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Islay, Tornabakin

Classification Farmstead (Period Unassigned), Kiln (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Kiln (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 37276

Site Number NR24NE 5

NGR NR 293 454

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kildalton And Oa
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR24NE 5 293 454

Manuscript annotation on RCAHMS working map notes 'Well-preserved gable-ended houses. Clay mortar. No crucks'. There is also a 'detached' kiln.

(Undated) information in NMRS

A farmstead comprising two unroofed buildings, two unroofed structures, which may be kilns, and one enclosure and a head-dyke are depicted on the OS 1st edition 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1882, sheet ccxxxi). The head-dyke is shared to the W with that of the the township of Lower Genastle (NR24NE 14) and to the E with that of a farmstead (NR24NE 16).

Two unroofed buildings, three conjoined enclosures, a disused kiln, which lies at the same location as one of the structures shown on the 1st edition, and the head-dyke are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1981).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 4 December 1998

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