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Islay, Kilchoman

Castle (Medieval)(Possible), Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Islay, Kilchoman

Classification Castle (Medieval)(Possible), Farmstead (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 37437

Site Number NR26SW 12

NGR NR 2140 6327

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

NR26SW 12 2140 6327.

"Near to Kilchoman (NR 21 63), I observed an old ruinous gloomy building which was once the seat of the turbulent MacDonald, prince of the Isles, but it is now peacefully inhabited by the minister of the parish."

R Jameson 1800.

The site of MacDonalds stronghold is believed locally to be at NR 2140 6327 where there are the footings of some rectangular buildings. These remains extend for 60m, with an average width of 7m, and include an enclosure 25m by 15m. They have the appearance however of a row of ruined cottages or farm steadings of no great age.

Visited by OS (B S) 5 May 1978; Information from Mrs Meryon, Kilchoman House to OS.

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