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Islay, Kintour River

Building(S) (Period Unassigned), Cultivation Remains (Period Unassigned), Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Field System (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Site Name Islay, Kintour River

Classification Building(S) (Period Unassigned), Cultivation Remains (Period Unassigned), Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Field System (Period Unassigned), Hut Circle (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Canmore ID 38093

Site Number NR45SW 4

NGR NR 4464 5151

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NR45SW 4 449 515

See also:

NR45SW 14 NR 4494 5182 Building

(NR 4462 5151) A circular enclosure, 24ft in diameter, lies at the SW end of the first ridge just SE of Loch Carn a Mhaoil ridge near the Kintour River. Its walls are 6ft to 8ft thick and 2 1/2ft to 3ft high. A long enclosure, 50ft by 20ft, lies beside it.

I D Shanks 1974

At NR 4462 5150 adjacent to a recent enclosure and within rig and furrow cultivation is an enclosure, possibly a hut circle, measuring 7.5m in diameter within a wall 2.1m wide and 0.8m maximum height. Inner and outer facing stones are visible intermittently around the periphery, and there is a clubbed entrance in the south-east arc.

The interior is occupied by a later shieling bothy. There is no trace of a field system that would be contemporary with the enclosure, but the rig-and-furrow in the vicinity is contemporary with a nearby ruined 18/19th century building. The small cultivated plots may indicate that the enclosure was a hut circle, re-used at a later period.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (NKB) 25 March 1979

Two unroofed buildings (NR 4464 5151 and NR 4499 5137), one circular enclosure and a field-system are depicted on the OS 1st edition 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1882, sheet ccxx). One unroofed building, one circular enclosure and the fragmentary remains of the field-system are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1981).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 30 November 1998


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