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Kildalloig, fort 800m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in South Kintyre, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4084 / 55°24'30"N

Longitude: -5.5626 / 5°33'45"W

OS Eastings: 174566

OS Northings: 618498

OS Grid: NR745184

Mapcode National: IRL Y3.LLFD

Mapcode Global: GBR DGNF.0S8

Entry Name: Kildalloig, fort 800m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 13 August 1975

Last Amended: 10 May 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3718

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Campbeltown

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: South Kintyre

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

Earlier to mid 19th century. 2-storey and attic 5-bay flatted villa with quadrant corner bays. Painted sandstone, ashlar to front, stugged ashlar to sides, coursed and squared rubble to rear. Base course; raised margins; eaves cornice.

N (FRONT) ELEVATION: pilastered doorway to centre with blocking course bearing tablet, deep-set panelled door and 2-pane fanlight; blind window at 1st floor. Regular fenestration to flanking bays with moulded reveals, and at ground floor corniced with bracketted cills; curved outer cornerr bays with window to each floor and blocking course above sewpt up into gable skews. Assortment of 4 later dormers.

E (VICTORIA ROAD) ELEVATION: gabled; 3-bay. Pilastered doorway to centre with blocking course bearing tablet, single window above; single windows to left (at 1st floor blocked).

S (REAR) ELEVATION: rubble-built stair giving access to 1st floor doorways; single windows. Modern dormers.

W ELEVATION: gabled; single windows to centre bays. Some 12-pane timber sash and case windows with thin astragals, many replacement windows. Slate roof; 2 coped gablehead stacks to E and W with octagonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well preserved fort, with well defined-field characteristics, which has the potential to provide information about later prehistoric society, its buildings, agricultural and economic practice and social organisation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Shown on 1856 OS map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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