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Kilchoan Lodge,chambered cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.1108 / 56°6'38"N

Longitude: -5.527 / 5°31'37"W

OS Eastings: 180799

OS Northings: 696494

OS Grid: NR807964

Mapcode National: GBR DDQK.R3C

Mapcode Global: WH0HX.2NBS

Entry Name: Kilchoan Lodge,chambered cairn

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1933

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM220

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: chambered cairn

Location: Kilmartin

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire


Earlier to mid 19th century. Single storey with attic, near T-plan range with commercial premises to front, remains of former sawmill to side (NE), former kennels at rear. Harl-pointed rubble whinstone; sandstone dressings (lightly droved in part); part brick built gabled addition to SE. Overhanging timber bracketed eaves; timber bargeboards to gableheads and dormers. Stop-chamfered sandstone surrounds to openings; sandstone mullions; projecting cills.

COMMERCIAL PREMISES, NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 5 bay. Boarded timber door in penultimate bay to outer left; bipartite, gabled dormer above. Tripartite window at ground in bay to outer left. Boarded timber door at ground in bay off-set to right of centre; single window in subsequent bay to right; bipartite attic light beneath gable in bay to outer right. SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: steps to part glazed boarded timber door with small-paned sidelights in bay to right (former cart opening); single window in bay to outer left. Gabled wing advanced to outer right (former kennels) with boarded timber door at ground in bay to left; single window centred beneath apex.

SAWMILL, NE (FRONT) ELEVATION: single storey range with flush, gabled bay to outer right; later gabled wing projecting to outer left. Catslide corrugated-iron roof spanning length of original range; sawmill equipment within including saw bench by 'T Brown & Sons Duns'. Projecting wing to outer left with square headed garage opening to right; boarded timber door at ground off-set to left of centre; stair to boarded timber door at 1st floor in bay to left. SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay; adjoining former kennels to left. Single window at ground off-set to left of centre; boarded timber door in bay to outer left; tripartite window breaking eaves beneath kingpost-trussed gable in bay to outer right. Mill lade and Francis turbine.

KENNELS, S (FRONT) ELEVATION: lower 2-bay wing adjoining former sawmill forming T-plan. Boarded timber doors in both bays. RAILINGS: simple wrought-iron railings enclosing coped exercise area to front.

Predominantly lying-pane glazing in timber windows; some replacement small-pane glazing to SW; small skylights. Grey slate roofs; corrugated-iron roof to sawmill. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Brick built ridge stacks; single circular can to S.

INTERIOR: majority converted for use as commercial premises. Kennels and sawmill not in use 1997.

COBBLED COURTYARD AND GARDEN WALL: plain cobbled courtyard to front; rubble coped rubble wall enclosing site to NW.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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