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Islay, Loch An Fhir Mhor

Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Islay, Loch An Fhir Mhor

Classification Township (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Maol-nan-ron

Canmore ID 37369

Site Number NR26NE 17

NGR NR 259 694

NGR Description Centred on NR 259 694

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilchoman
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR26NE 17 centred on 259 694

(Centred NR 2590 6940) A depopulated settlement, probably 19th century, situated in a sheltered hollow in open moorland comprises the ruins of 5 buildings. The 2 largest are 26m by 8m with sub divisions and the walls survive to roof height. The others average 8m by 5m and the walls survive to maximum height of 1m. An area to the north and west extending to approximately 5ha has several field walls extant and shows evidence of recent agriculture.

Visited by OS (T R G) 7 May 1978

Manuscript annotation on RCAHMS working map indicates buildings 'gable-ended and chimneyed'; one of them is of clay-mortar construction.

(Undated) information in NMRS

A township comprising five unroofed buildings, two of which are long buildings of four and five compartments, is depicted on the OS 1st edition 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1882, sheet cxcvi). Five unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1981).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 27 October 1998


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