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Aros Castle,Mull

A Scheduled Monument in Oban South and the Isles, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.5333 / 56°31'59"N

Longitude: -5.965 / 5°57'54"W

OS Eastings: 156293

OS Northings: 744965

OS Grid: NM562449

Mapcode National: GBR CCNG.2HM

Mapcode Global: WGZDM.B1RT

Entry Name: Aros Castle,Mull

Scheduled Date: 26 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5064

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: bailey

Location: Kilninian and Kilmore

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument consists of a 13th-century hall-house and bailey set on a rocky promontory overlooking from the north the estuary of the Aros. There are traces of other, rectangular buildings, possibly of a later date, within the bailey and on the land lying beyond its ditch and counterscarp bank to the west. A small stone-built boat landing lies to the E of the bailey.

The scheduled area includes all the forementioned features, and all the ground bounded by the coastal trackway on the S and E, and by fence lines on the N and W, together with an area of foreshore lying E of the coastal trackway, all as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of the evidence that it provides, and has the potential to provide, through excavation, for settlement, domestic and defensive planning, and material culture in the Western Isles from the 13th century (and possibly earlier) until the end of the 17th century.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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