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Kilmore House,fort 470m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Oban North and Lorn, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.3718 / 56°22'18"N

Longitude: -5.4273 / 5°25'38"W

OS Eastings: 188446

OS Northings: 725215

OS Grid: NM884252

Mapcode National: GBR DCZW.8SG

Mapcode Global: WH0GS.L3SN

Entry Name: Kilmore House,fort 470m E of

Scheduled Date: 31 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5515

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilmore and Kilbride

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire


This monument is a late prehistoric fort, situated on the summit of an elongated knoll which projects from the W face of Sron Mhor. The stone-walled fort measures 37m from NW to SE by 14m transversely. The knoll can be approached with relative ease from either end, but on the NE and SW flanks steep rocky slopes, up to 5.5m in height, make access extremely difficult.

The summit area has been enclosed by a wall, at present visible for a short distance on the NW and SE, where it appears as a low grass-covered band of rubble 2m in average thickness. The position of the entrance is marked by a gap in the debris, 1.5m wide, at the NW end; the interior of the fort is featureless.

The area to be scheduled is egg-shaped on plan and measures 70m from N to S by 50m transversely, to include the fort and an area around in which associated remains may be expected to survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to provide information about the economy and structure of later prehistoric society. Little detailed knowledge is available about the forts and duns of Lorn, but the interior of this fort can be expected to contain the remains of at least one round house and the evidence for associated domestic, industrial, ritual and agricultural activities.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NM 82 NE 27.


RCAHMS (1975) Inventory for Lorn, No. 141.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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