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Barnluasgan, enclosure 530m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.0662 / 56°3'58"N

Longitude: -5.5504 / 5°33'1"W

OS Eastings: 179090

OS Northings: 691615

OS Grid: NR790916

Mapcode National: GBR DDPP.6D9

Mapcode Global: WH0J2.QS4F

Entry Name: Barnluasgan, enclosure 530m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1976

Last Amended: 9 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3861

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: homestead

Location: North Knapdale

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument consists of an enclosure, approximately 17m in diameter, situated within a forestry plantation, on a narrow spur overlooking Loch Barnluasgan to the east.

The enclosure is defined by an intermittent band of boulders, with occasional internal facing stones. Inside the enclosure, on the N side, is a small circular structure with walls 0.3m high and 0.75m thick. The monument probably represents the remains of a homestead of later prehistoric date.

This enclosure is the most southerly example of a group of three similar monuments, all sited along the same ridge. These monuments are all being rescheduled because the original scheduling documentation was defective, although in this case the area scheduled was also inadequate and has been extended. The similar enclosure to the NNE, formerly grouped with this monument, is now being scheduled in its own right.

The area now to be scheduled is a circle of 30m diameter centred on the centre of the enclosure, to include the enclosure and an area around in which evidence related to its construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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