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Barnluasgan, enclosure 950m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.07 / 56°4'11"N

Longitude: -5.5473 / 5°32'50"W

OS Eastings: 179305

OS Northings: 692022

OS Grid: NR793920

Mapcode National: GBR DDPN.V4R

Mapcode Global: WH0J2.RPLK

Entry Name: Barnluasgan, enclosure 950m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 9 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7265

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 about 15m in diameter, situated in a slight hollow on the summit of a ridge 950m NNE of Barnluasgan. It is already scheduled, but grouped with a similar monument to the S, and it is now to be scheduled in its own right.

The enclosure is defined by a wall approximately 2m thick, with facing slabs still visible both inside and out. There is a gap on the SW which is probably the original entrance. 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 documentation is inadequate.

The area to be scheduled at this monument 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

Statement of Scheduling

This 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. The monument forms part of a group of similar enclosures sited along the same ridge.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NR 79 SE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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