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Islay, Beinn Bharra-dail

Lime Kiln(S) (Period Unassigned), Township (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Islay, Beinn Bharra-dail

Classification Lime Kiln(S) (Period Unassigned), Township (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 83010

Site Number NR36SE 37

NGR NR 389 627

NGR Description Centred on NR 389 627

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

NR36SE 37 centred on 389 627

(NR 390 627) A group of five rectangular ruins of similar construction and probably age. They range in size from 4m by 4m to 19m by 4.5m. The walls which are bonded by lime-mortar stand up to 2.5m high. An unusually well preserved lime kiln 2m in diameter and 1.6m deep lies 130m S of the group, beside a burn. Another less well-defined example is about 40m NW of the group. Associated enclosures and banking are in the vicinity.

Visited by OS (JB) 26 June 1978

A township comprising three unroofed buildings, one of which is a long building of three compartments, one unroofed structure, one enclosure and some field walls is depicted on the OS 1st edition 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1881, sheet ccix). Four unroofed buildings, three enclosures, a disused kiln and some field walls are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1981).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 16 November 1998

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