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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

The monument comprises a fort which is situated in moorland 800m WSW of Kildalloig. It has been built round a flat-topped oval hillock which overlooks Campbeltown Loch from a height of 120m O.D.

The fort measures 54.5m by 29m internally, and has been defended by triple ramparts, the innermost of which follows the margin of the summit area while the other two have been drawn round the flanks of the knoll. The medial and outermost ramparts are also accompanied by external ditches. There is only one entrance, located at the E end, where the approach is easiest, and the interior is featureless.

The area to be scheduled is oval on plan and measures 90m from WNW to ESE by 75m to include the fort and an area around in which associated remains may survive, as marked in red on the attached map extract.

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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RCAHMS record this site as NR71NW 10.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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