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Lerags,cairn 400m north west of Lerags House

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

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Latitude: 56.3663 / 56°21'58"N

Longitude: -5.4967 / 5°29'48"W

OS Eastings: 184126

OS Northings: 724825

OS Grid: NM841248

Mapcode National: GBR DCTW.LZ8

Mapcode Global: WH0GR.J7QV

Entry Name: Lerags,cairn 400m NW of Lerags House

Scheduled Date: 25 October 1977

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3983

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Kilmore and Kilbride

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire


Late 18th century, probably doubled in size to W, circa 1825.

2-storey classically detailed mansion with single storey

wings. Rubble red sandstone with ashlar dressings and mid 19th

century canted windows, and pink harling to wings and in

part to side elevations. Eaves cornice and blocking course.

E ELEVATION: 3 2-storey bays with centre bay advanced and

pedimented with blind oculus, moulded door surround, rounded

at corners, with hoodmould above and blank, diamond flanked

shield in frieze; decorative fanlight. Canted parapet windows

flanking at ground intercepting centre bay; single window

to each bay at 1st floor. Piend roofs to single bay slightly

recessed wings; left wing with stone mullioned bipartite,

right wing with garage door inserted.

S ELEVATION: with 2 wings, 1 modern and flat-roofed. Tall

margin-glazed stair window margined windows.

W ELEVATION: 3-bay. Asymmetrical windows. Service door in

slightly recessed piend-roofed wing to left. 12-pane glazing

pattern to sash and case windows, end stacks rendered and

lined partly repaired in brick. Some original cans retained.

Grey slates to piend roofs.

PIERS AND GARDEN WALLS: grey ashlar gatepiers of cross-plan to

S, each with simple entablature and cavetto cornice below

pyramidal cap. Ashlar coped rubble and rubble garden walls to

W, adjoined to outbuildings and with terrace wall to ground

by house.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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