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Islay, Ballygrant

Lead Mine(S) (Post Medieval), Quarry (Post Medieval), Silver Mine (Post Medieval)

Site Name Islay, Ballygrant

Classification Lead Mine(S) (Post Medieval), Quarry (Post Medieval), Silver Mine (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Gartness Mine; Woodend Trials; Woodend Mine; Ballygrant Mine

Canmore ID 37704

Site Number NR36NE 32

NGR NR 39 65

NGR Description NR 39 65 and NR 39 66

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Killarow And Kilmeny
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR36NE 32 39 65 and 39 66.

See also NR36NE 21 for a general description of lead mining on Islay.

A major vein of lead, worked in a way similar to that at Mulreesh (NR46NW 7) is situated at Gartness, SE of Ballygrant village.

RCAHMS 1984a, visited May 1967.


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