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Barr a Chuirn,fort 430m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1247 / 56°7'28"N

Longitude: -5.5175 / 5°31'2"W

OS Eastings: 181473

OS Northings: 698015

OS Grid: NR814980

Mapcode National: GBR DDRJ.HGM

Mapcode Global: WH0HX.6BW2

Entry Name: Barr a Chuirn,fort 430m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 31 December 1973

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3360

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Kilmartin

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

1805 incorporating earlier house. 2-storey and basement

5-window front with single storey wing (now raised to

2-storey) rusticated and keyblocked doorpiece, centre attic

pediment with round headed window; ball-topped area piers;

concave front to Union Street with pediment and columned

centre tripartites; double bow front at back. Fine

entrance hall with reeded columns leading to 2-storey

galleried hall with apsed ends, ground floor interior work

of very high quality marred by removal of chimney pieces.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

Neish p. 70 (ill.) A house of the same frontage and front

area is shown in Ainslie's maps of c. 1800 and 1805 but

without bows and of approximately half the depth. The upper

courses (indicating heightening) and some of the interior

details suggest that the earlier house was incorporated

in the new. The detail of the present public office looks

C. 1820/5; the house may have been altered more than once.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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