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Laggan,burial ground 1000m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Kintyre and the Islands, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.7206 / 55°43'13"N

Longitude: -6.3104 / 6°18'37"W

OS Eastings: 129416

OS Northings: 655879

OS Grid: NR294558

Mapcode National: GBR BFTL.DBH

Mapcode Global: WGYH6.1GBX

Entry Name: Laggan,burial ground 1000m NE of

Scheduled Date: 13 April 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5272

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: burial ground, cemetery, graveyard

Location: Killarow and Kilmeny

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument consists of the remains of an early medieval burial ground.

It is located directly above the N bank of the meandering Laggan River. The S portion of the site which contained a chapel dedicated to St Columba has been eroded away. The remaining half of the burial ground is D-shaped and measures 25m E-W by 6.7m transversely within a bank 1.8m wide and 1.5m high. There are three small earthfast marker slabs on the mound. There are several exposed boulders in the eroding sandy bank.

The area to be scheduled is a quadrilateral measuring a maximum of 50m E-W by 20m, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is an early site of ecclesiastical worship. Although the chapel itself has been effaced its associated burial ground preserves evidence and has the potential to produce further evidence through excavation, for early Christian and medieval art, material culture and settlement.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NR 25NE 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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