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Rudha nan Sgarbh,dun

A Scheduled Monument in South Kintyre, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.55 / 55°32'59"N

Longitude: -5.4932 / 5°29'35"W

OS Eastings: 179754

OS Northings: 634017

OS Grid: NR797340

Mapcode National: GBR DGT1.GLZ

Mapcode Global: WH0LM.LRFP

Entry Name: Rudha nan Sgarbh,dun

Scheduled Date: 29 December 1971

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3100

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Saddell and Skipness

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: South Kintyre

Traditional County: Argyllshire


John Baxter of Portobello, circa 1824. Mirrored pair of rectangular-planned classical houses, 2-storey with basement to rear, 6-bay with single storey flanking extensions slightly set back. Polished ashlar to ground adn 1st floor, channelled at ground; droved ashlar to half-basement to front and to flanking recessed single-storey extensions; rubble to SE elevation and to rear of NO 13; harled to NW and rear elevations of No 15. Band course between ground level and floor, also between ground and 1st floor; cill course to 1st floor; cornice and blocking course; coping to flanking extensions.

NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical (except extension to right of No 15 with angled wallhead to its left). 4 steps with original cast-iron handrail to deep-set panelled doors in outer bays; rectangular radial fanlights above; windows above at 1st floor. Windows to each floor of intermediate floors. Blinded windows to 1st floor, bays 2 and 5. Blinded window to extension to SE; door to left. Extension to No 15 altered to create double door garage.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen fully, 1994.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Piended grey slate roof with platform at apex. Sandstone, coped wallhead stack to SE at front and rear; rendered mutual stacks to front and rear.

INTERIORS: not seen, 1994.

BOUNDARY WALLS: droved ashlar with coping, formerly with railings, broken to right of No 15 for access to garage.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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