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Loch Assapol, crannog 200m WSW of Assapol

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

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Latitude: 56.3105 / 56°18'37"N

Longitude: -6.2077 / 6°12'27"W

OS Eastings: 139864

OS Northings: 721081

OS Grid: NM398210

Mapcode National: GBR CD11.CCB

Mapcode Global: WGYDB.MN54

Entry Name: Loch Assapol, crannog 200m WSW of Assapol

Scheduled Date: 29 October 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10539

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: crannog

Location: Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire


Probably by David Bryce, circa 1858; crow-stepped stables in courtyard layout, symmetrical rock-faced S front with recessed ends, pend in centre gable, loft-attic windows in flanking bays break through eaves; small-paned sashes, unfortunate modern tiled roof detracts from appearnance. Coped stacks. Pair lower wings extend N.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric or later settlement and economy. Crannogs are a distinctive phenomenon in southern Scotland and, although not rare, they are a diminishing resource. Waterlogged and loch-based sites frequently preserve palaeoenvironmental evidence and rare artefacts of organic materials (wood, leather, etc.), which adds to their importance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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