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Ardnacross,long cairn 340m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in South Kintyre, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4766 / 55°28'35"N

Longitude: -5.5326 / 5°31'57"W

OS Eastings: 176851

OS Northings: 625978

OS Grid: NR768259

Mapcode National: GBR DGQ7.GJT

Mapcode Global: WH0LZ.ZLLY

Entry Name: Ardnacross,long cairn 340m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 9 April 1975

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3646

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: long cairn

Location: Campbeltown

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: South Kintyre

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

Circa 1775; alterations at ground including shop by Simpson & Brown, 1984-5. 3-storey basement and attic, 4-bay (3-1) former classical house. Droved cream sandstone ashlar with polished dressings; framed by panelled pilaster strips. Stonecleaned at 1st floor, with architraved and corniced windows. 3-bay shopfront to left with inset Ionic columned doorpiece (spectacle order) flanked by multi-pane windows, framed by pilasters and cornice with ball finials (Simpson & Brown). 2-bay mid 19th century shopfront to right with consoled cornice incorporates doorway to shop and upper floors and bipartite shop window. Basement shops; 3 late 19th century piend-roofed canted dormers (1 larger).

Timber sash and case plate glass windows. Ashlar coped skews; corniced rendered stacks; grey slates.

INTERIOR: Trotter?s was recast by Simpson & Brown.

RAILINGS: plain cast-iron railings with replacement lamp standards to No 44 (incorporating Trotter?s lantern).

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

Ainslie?s Map of 1780. A J Youngson THE MAKING OF CLASSICAL EDINBURGH (1966) pp91-3. Gifford, McWilliam and Walker EDINBURGH (1988) p302.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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