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Balephetrish, marble quarry 80m south east of, Tiree

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

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Latitude: 56.5228 / 56°31'22"N

Longitude: -6.8572 / 6°51'25"W

OS Eastings: 101399

OS Northings: 747326

OS Grid: NM013473

Mapcode National: GBR 9CGG.V8F

Mapcode Global: WGX9X.M9WV

Entry Name: Balephetrish, marble quarry 80m SE of, Tiree

Scheduled Date: 14 January 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9087

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: mines, quarries

Location: Tiree

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire


1869-70. Truncated astylar terraced crescent of 16

houses. 2 storeys over basement; 9-bay 3-storey central

pavilion. 3-bay elevation per house. Polished ashlar,

channelled at ground, stonecleaned. Steps oversailing

basement to tall doorpieces. All upper windows

architraved, corniced at 1st floor of pavilion. Sash

windows, plate-glass glazing. Band course at upper floor

cills; eaves course with incised geometric pattern;

mutule cornice. Axial stacks, slate roofs. Decorative

cast-iron railings to steps and basement. Circa 1900

coloured leaded glass inner door to No 18.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it has the potential to contribute to an understanding of the small-scale industrial activities often associated with large estates such as that owned by the Campbells of Argyll in the post-medieval and recent periods.

It is of particular importance because of the amount of related documentary evidence available, and because the evidence for quarrying appears to have resulted from activities concentrated within a very narrow timeband, between the years of 1791 and 1794.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



Gomme and Walker 1968; pp102, 285

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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