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Islay, Sean-ghairt

Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Islay, Sean-ghairt

Classification Township (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Sean-ghairt 2

Canmore ID 79911

Site Number NR36NE 12.02

NGR NR 3800 6745

NGR Description Centred NR 3800 6745

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 12.02 centred on 3800 6745

(Sean-Ghairt 2) 'late township group, not requiring special comment'.

(Undated) information in RNMRS

The ruins of this deserted township, which lies 300m to the SW of the township NR36NE 12.01, were plotted at 1:5000 as part of the survey of the landscape around Loch Finlaggan. They are also shown as unroofed on the first edition of the OS 6-inch map (Islands of Islay and Jura, Argyllshire, 1882, sheet 198).

Visited by RCAHMS (SH/PC) 12 September 1993

A township comprising three unroofed buildings, one of which is a long building of four compartments, and one incomplete enclosure is depicted on the OS 1st edition 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1867, sheet cxcviii). Five unroofed buildings and one enclosure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1981).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 30 October 1998


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