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Clachadow,dun 500m north west of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3968 / 56°23'48"N

Longitude: -5.3328 / 5°19'58"W

OS Eastings: 194410

OS Northings: 727708

OS Grid: NM944277

Mapcode National: GBR FC6T.B16

Mapcode Global: WH1HS.1HT0

Entry Name: Clachadow,dun 500m NW of

Scheduled Date: 28 October 1977

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4002

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

Description

Circa 1856, incorporating earlier building to rear; various later additions. 2-storey and attic, irregular-plan hotel. Earlier building: harled, stugged and snecked red rubble sandstone gable, slate roof; multi-pane sash and case windows with ashlar margins, piend-roofed dormers, ashlar-coped skews. Main building: stugged and snecked red rubble sandstone, ashlar dressings, platform slate roof; base course, cill course, eaves course incorporating string course with short vertical shafts to eaves; single and bipartite 12-pane sash and case windows, 4-pane to addition at W, gabled dormerheads breaking through eaves; corniced and linked octagonal stacks; cast-iron rainwater goods with decorative hoppers.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: main building at right, tripartite doorpiece at centre with thick ashlar margins and shallow canopy, windows to left and right, 3 windows to 1st floor, dormerhead to centre; 2-bay flat-roofed section to left with single storey lean-to, linking to gable of earlier building at far left, single storey pitched roof bay with 3 windows masks ground floor, 2 windows to 1st floor, window to attic.

S ELEVATION: earlier building to right, door to centre, window to left, greatly enlarged window to right, 3 windows to 1st floor, 2 dormers; 20th century additions advanced to left.

N ELEVATION: massive 2-storey semi-octagonal bay to centre of main building with bipartite windows and coped parapet, window to ground and 1st floor at left and right, 5 dormerheads; 2 windows at ground and 1st floor, and 2 dormerheads at slightly advanced later bays to right.

W ELEVATION: ground floor.

Largely masked by later additions, 5 windows to 1st floor, nepus gable with stacks, 3 dormerheads.

INTERIOR: not seen.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

Robert McLellan, THE ISLAND OF ARRAN (1970), p193; OS map (surveyed 1864).

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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