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Barnluasgan, enclosures 1200m NNE of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.0724 / 56°4'20"N

Longitude: -5.5459 / 5°32'45"W

OS Eastings: 179410

OS Northings: 692287

OS Grid: NR794922

Mapcode National: GBR DDPN.NH3

Mapcode Global: WH0J2.SM9P

Entry Name: Barnluasgan, enclosures 1200m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1976

Last Amended: 9 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3860

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: North Knapdale

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire


This monument consists of two enclosures, probably late prehistoric in date, on the N end of a ridge. The monument is already scheduled, but the original documentation was defective and also mis-positioned the second enclosure.

The larger enclosure appears to be the remains of a small homestead and has an internal diameter of approximately 11m. The double faced walling is 2m thick and up to 1m high with a clear entrance in the SE about 0.8m wide.

The smaller enclosure is less well-defined and lies close to the north of the first enclosure. It measures roughly 5m across.

The area to be scheduled is oval in shape measuring 60m N-S by 30m E-W as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to add to our knowledge of prehistoric settlement and economy. The archaeology within and surrounding the enclosures has the potential to tell us about the use of the site, as well as adding to our knowledge of the occupation of the area as a whole, along with the fort of Dunadd and Kilmartin Glen to the north.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NR 79 SE 2 and NR 79 SE 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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