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Dun Chathach,dun 630m east of Auchnacloich Railway Station

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

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Latitude: 56.4543 / 56°27'15"N

Longitude: -5.3 / 5°18'0"W

OS Eastings: 196741

OS Northings: 734009

OS Grid: NM967340

Mapcode National: GBR FC9N.F2V

Mapcode Global: WH1HL.K1DD

Entry Name: Dun Chathach,dun 630m E of Auchnacloich Railway Station

Scheduled Date: 19 December 1975

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3783

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Ardchattan and Muckairn

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire


Probably late 19th centry. Highly individual broad-eaved

2-storey Italianate villa with "campanile" on west flank,

rising a storey higher; windows (single and mullioned) have

very unusual Moorish arched heads. Circa 1930 rear (N)

wing reproduces original detailing. Important interior.

Snecked bull-faced red ashlar, some windows with decorative

iron balconies; T-shaped glazing; with casements.

Asymmetrical shallow-pitched rooflines (piended slate

roofs). Campanile is rectangular in section; S elevation

well-composed with "campanile" recessed left, in individually

roofed bay, right bay slightly lower.

East-facing central entrance bay in shallow-recessed panel,

door with wide pilasters, giant arched head, pilastered

window over linked to eaves.

Interior: remarkably unaltered and continuing Moorish theme on

ceilings, polychrome-tiled hall floor, free-standing tiled

and columned ornamental octagonal dummy fountain hall and

arched chimney piece; original wall coverings; arched

doorways; painted leaded glass panels; stair with

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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