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North Craigs, enclosure 280m north of

A Scheduled Monument in South Kintyre, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4552 / 55°27'18"N

Longitude: -5.6566 / 5°39'23"W

OS Eastings: 168894

OS Northings: 624004

OS Grid: NR688240

Mapcode National: GBR DGD9.CR2

Mapcode Global: WH0M4.24NT

Entry Name: North Craigs, enclosure 280m N of

Scheduled Date: 1 August 1975

Last Amended: 15 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3697

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Campbeltown

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: South Kintyre

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument comprises a prehistoric enclosure which is situated on a low knoll on the shoulder of Ranachan Hill, 280 m north of North Craigs farm.

The monument is oval in shape, consisting of a stony bank 0.5m high and up to 3m wide, enclosing an area approximately 25m E-W by 32m N-S. A rectangular pond has been built at some later time into the west side of the enclosure; this is excluded from the scheduling.

The monument is being rescheduled because the original scheduling was wrongly located on the map. The area now to be scheduled is circular and measures 70m in diameter, in order to cover the enclosure and an area around it 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 historic domestic life and settlement architecture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS record the site as NR62SE 18.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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