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Cnoc Ebric,fort

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

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Latitude: 55.7165 / 55°42'59"N

Longitude: -6.314 / 6°18'50"W

OS Eastings: 129165

OS Northings: 655446

OS Grid: NR291554

Mapcode National: GBR BFSL.YHS

Mapcode Global: WGYH5.ZKJZ

Entry Name: Cnoc Ebric,fort

Scheduled Date: 9 October 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5422

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

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 Iron Age fort. It is situated on a headland W of the mouth of the river Laggan. The site is eminently suitable for defence having sheer cliffs on the S and W sides and steep slopes on the E. The approach from the N towards the entrance is over gentler slopes. The turf and stone wall follows the contour of the summit for the most part. No inner facing stones are visible but stretches of the outer wall face survive. The external dimensions of the fort are 30m E-W by 40m N-S. The N arc on either side of the entrance gap is well preserved. Here the rubble core wall is still standing to a height of 1.2m externally and 0.8m internally. There is an arc of grass grown rubble c.0.5m high in the S sector of the fort. this may be associated with later cultivation of the interior. There is a small circular enclosure of turf and

stone on the E side of the fort. This feature does not appear to be very old.

The area to be scheduled is irregular and measures a maximum of 30m E-W by 70m N-S to be centred on the fort, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a late prehistoric defensive site which has the potential to contribute to our knowledge of fortified architecture, social organisation and land use during the Iron Age and later periods.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NR25NE 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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