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Islay, Finlaggan

Lead Mine(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Islay, Finlaggan

Classification Lead Mine(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Cnoc Seannda; Loch Finlaggan

Canmore ID 79759

Site Number NR36NE 68

NGR NR 390 683

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NR36NE 68 390 683

For general description of lead mining in ths area, see NR36NE 21.

The remains of two shafts and a possible drift mine, or adit, lie some 140m to the SW of Finlaggan Museum, at the NE end of Loch Finlaggan. Both shafts are surrounded by spoil (NR 3908 6836 and 3904 6831). The possible drift mine, or adit, lies 7m to the SSE of the southernmost shaft and is visible as little more than a U-shaped cutting, opening to the loch, with a slight rim of spoil.

Visited by RCAHMS (ARW, SPH), 9 September 1993.

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