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Cnoc an t-Simileir, depopulated settlement 360m south east of, Treshnish, Mull

A Scheduled Monument in Oban South and the Isles, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.5516 / 56°33'5"N

Longitude: -6.3251 / 6°19'30"W

OS Eastings: 134298

OS Northings: 748337

OS Grid: NM342483

Mapcode National: GBR BCRD.KMK

Mapcode Global: WGYC3.TL79

Entry Name: Cnoc an t-Simileir, depopulated settlement 360m SE of, Treshnish, Mull

Scheduled Date: 14 January 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10583

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: settlement, including deserted, depopulated and townships

Location: Kilninian and Kilmore

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a depopulated settlement of medieval or post-medieval date.

The monument consists of a small group of eight structures. One of these appears to be a later stone-walled enclosure or stock pen. The remaining seven structures all comprise wall footings, thickly turf-covered with occasional stones visible, all grouped closely together in the shelter of low crags to the N and E. One of the best preserved buildings measures 6.8m N-S by 2.8m E-W, with wall footings 0.5m high, and opposed entrances are visible in the long sides. Some of the other buildings appear to consist of three compartments, but the turf cover is in many cases too thick to be certain of internal features. A series of turf-covered stony banks are visible to the N of the buildings, but form no clear enclosure or field system.

This settlement is quite different from most other deserted townships in the area, which normally consist of round-cornered granite houses still standing to eaves height. This unnamed settlement, reduced to turf-covered footings, may be earlier than the others, or may represent a different type of building construction.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape measuring a maximum of 150m NW-SE by 90m transversely, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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