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Achnacree Moss,cairn 37m south east of Lochan a'Chuirn

A Scheduled Monument in Oban North and Lorn, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.4656 / 56°27'56"N

Longitude: -5.3664 / 5°21'58"W

OS Eastings: 192717

OS Northings: 735469

OS Grid: NM927354

Mapcode National: GBR FC4M.DPX

Mapcode Global: WH1HC.JRT7

Entry Name: Achnacree Moss,cairn 37m SE of Lochan a'Chuirn

Scheduled Date: 13 August 1975

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3705

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Ardchattan and Muckairn

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire


Alex Baird, 1834; porch, A MacGregor Mitchell, 1890. 2-storey, 5-bay, rectangular-plan, gabled classical church with central bell tower and cupola. Squared and tooled yellow sandstone. Regular fenestration. Base course, architraved openings.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 5-bay, full-height Tuscan pilasters flanking outer bays. Small gabled entrance porch to centre. Moulded pedimented gable with inscribed panel to centre: ERECTED BY FRIENDS OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND 1834. 3-stage bell tower at apex: square-plan 1st stage; battered to octagonal 2nd stage, louvered openings; canted 3rd stage terminating in cupola with cast-iron, weathervane to apex.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 2001.

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: 5-bay, regular fenestration.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: mirror of N.

Plate glass replacement windows. Grey slates, lead flashing.

INTERIOR: plain galleried interior, woodwork replaced with gothic scheme by A MacGregor Mitchell, 1890.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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