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Tarbert, General

Burgh (Medieval), Village (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Tarbert, General

Classification Burgh (Medieval), Village (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 39321

Site Number NR86NE 14

NGR NR 8640 6860

NGR Description Centred on NR 8640 6860

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NR86NE 14 centred 8640 6860

When Tarbert Castle (NR86NE 1) was enlarged and strengthened, early in the 14th century, a royal burgh was established nearby, perhaps on the flat-topped knoll immediately SW of the inner bailey of the castle. Little is known of the history of the burgh, but there is evidence to suggest it was still in existence in the mid-16th century. The buildings of Tarbert now date only from the early 19th century.

RCAHMS 1971.

NR 864 686 Site identified as part of a coastal zone assessment survey.

M Cressey, S Badger, 2005.

Architecture Notes

Tarbert, general.

NMRS Simpson and Brown photographs.

Box 1, album no 7 - view from the church tower, 1977.


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