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Kilmory Lodge,fort 750m WNW of,Rum

A Scheduled Monument in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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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


The monument consists of a fort located on a precipitous coastal promontory. The neck of the promontory, which is only about 9.5m across, is cut off by a wall which is about 3.8m thick. The wall is founded on natural rock. The interior of the fort measures about 25m N-S by 12m E-W. There are traces of an internal structure just inside the wall to the E of the fort.

This survives as a flat based hollow with traces of a wall above the cliff edge on its E side. It is about 4m E-W and 4m N-S. There is also an accessible lower terrace but no signs of further structures.

The area to be scheduled measures 80m N-S by a maximum of 40m E-W, to include the fort and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with its construction and use may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

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



RCAHMS records the monument as NG 30 SE 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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