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Islay, Grasdale

Farmstead (Period Unassigned), Rig And Furrow (Medieval)

Site Name Islay, Grasdale

Classification Farmstead (Period Unassigned), Rig And Furrow (Medieval)

Canmore ID 81678

Site Number NR24NE 7

NGR NR 2999 4756

NGR Description Centred on NR 2999 4756

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

NR24NE 7 2999 4756 (Centred)

(NR 2999 4757) A probable 18th/19th century deserted farmstead situated on level shelf on gentle SW-facing hillslope. It comprises two rectangular buildings surviving to roof height; the largest is 26m by 6m. There are several field walls visible and evidence of extensive rig and furrow cultivation in the vicinity.

Visited by OS (TRG) 29 May 1978

A farmstead comprising one unroofed long building of four compartments, one partially roofed building and two enclosures is depicted on the OS 1st edition 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1882, sheet ccxxxi). Two unroofed buildings and two enclosures are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1981).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 4 December 1998

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