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Loch a'Phearsain,fortified island

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

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Latitude: 56.2655 / 56°15'55"N

Longitude: -5.4648 / 5°27'53"W

OS Eastings: 185531

OS Northings: 713510

OS Grid: NM855135

Mapcode National: GBR DDW4.X63

Mapcode Global: WH0H5.0SZ5

Entry Name: Loch a'Phearsain,fortified island

Scheduled Date: 1 December 1975

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3759

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: enclosure

Location: Kilninver and Kilmelfort

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire


Circa 1860. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical rectangular-plan villa; subdivided (1948). Squared and snecked rubble; lightly stugged coursed ashlar to N. Base course; cill and band courses; cornice; blocking course; raised window surrounds; chamfered reveals; droved margins.

N (entrance) elevation: architraved doorpiece at centre with carved consoles and cornice; panelled door; 4-light fanlight. Single window above and regular fenestration in remaining bays.

W elevation: lean-to greenhouse at ground floor, with secondary entrance; single window and small square window at 1st floor. Evidence of former structure abutting to 1st floor cill level.

E elevation: single storey extension and service wing linking main house to carriage house (see below).

S elevation: single windows at ground and 1st floor centre; bipartite windows at ground and 1st floor to outer left; late 19th century full-height canted window added to outer right.

12-pane sash and case windows to N; mixture of small-pane and plate glass windows elsewhere. Grey slate shallow pitched piended roof; early 20th century tripartite box dormer to N; canted dormer to S;lead flashing; 3 shouldered wallhead stacks (E and W stacks linked to main roof by mansards); moulded octagonal cans.

Interior: glass panelled vestibule door; decorative plaster cornices; flagged stone hall and vestibule; turned wood screen.

Carriage house: single storey with attic, now serving as garage; 2-leaf double doors; window above; piend-roofed.

Low boundary wall to street; low gatepiers with pyramidal coping; high mutual boundary walls.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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