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Beachmeanach, enclosure 700m ESE of

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

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Latitude: 55.621 / 55°37'15"N

Longitude: -5.662 / 5°39'43"W

OS Eastings: 169528

OS Northings: 642467

OS Grid: NR695424

Mapcode National: GBR DFDV.P93

Mapcode Global: WH0L5.0Z37

Entry Name: Beachmeanach, enclosure 700m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 1 April 1975

Last Amended: 15 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3659

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Killean and Kilchenzie

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a prehistoric enclosure which is situated on a level terrace in the hillside 700m to the ESE of Beachmeanach farm.

The monument is circular in shape, consisting of a stony bank 0.5m high and 2.5m wide, enclosing an area approximately 25m in diameter. There is a gap in the bank on the SW, probably representing the original entrance.

The monument is being rescheduled because the original scheduling was wrongly located. The area now to to be scheduled is circular and measures 70m in diameter to include the enclosure and an area around in which associated remains are likely to survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well-preserved example of a type of later prehistoric enclosed settlement which has the potential to increase considerably our understanding of later prehistoric domestic life and settlement architecture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS record the site as N664SE 10.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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