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Dun an Achaidh,fort,Acha

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5984 / 56°35'54"N

Longitude: -6.5908 / 6°35'26"W

OS Eastings: 118331

OS Northings: 754602

OS Grid: NM183546

Mapcode National: GBR BC38.PY9

Mapcode Global: WGX9N.QDQX

Entry Name: Dun an Achaidh,fort,Acha

Scheduled Date: 6 October 1970

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2979

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Coll

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

James Gillespie Graham, 1817-30. Curved terrace of 2-storey and basement 3-bay houses in mirrored pairs. Droved sandstone ashlar with polished dressings; random rubble to rear (end elevation to N harled). Dividing bands between basement and ground and between ground and 1st floor; cill courses at ground and 1st floor; eaves cornice. Access to principal entrances by arched stair platts over-sailing basement areas.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: regularly fenestrated (some alterations to basement fenestration). Timber panelled doors with fanlights, many decorative (eg umbrella and sunburst, border-glazed, ovals and circles). Mansard roof (and 'salve' carved over door) at No20.

Almost entirely 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slates. Stone skews; coped ashlar stacks (on ridges and wallheads to rear) with circular cans.

RAILINGS: cast-iron handrails to stairs and spear-headed railings to street.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Bibliography

Appears on Kirkwood's 1817 plan with a central section (approximately Nos 8-19) complete. Gifford, McWilliam and Walker EDINBURGH (1984) p581.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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