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Kilmory Lodge,fort 750m WNW of,Rum

A Scheduled Monument in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0528 / 57°3'10"N

Longitude: -6.3701 / 6°22'12"W

OS Eastings: 135096

OS Northings: 804241

OS Grid: NG350042

Mapcode National: GBR BBN2.GZM

Mapcode Global: WGY8L.3ZWL

Entry Name: Kilmory Lodge,fort 750m WNW of,Rum

Scheduled Date: 15 August 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6428

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Small Isles

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

Unique in having a round tower in centre of west wall; long narrow building with angle buttresses, not later than 16th century; small tomb house with pointed barrel vault abutts east wall.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric defensive architecture and domestic life. This is one of two prehistoric forts on Rum and other contemporary monument classes are rare.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

Ecc Arch, Vol III p 413-6, plan fig 1349, ils figs 1350-1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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