Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Braclaich,deserted township & field system

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

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 56.5683 / 56°34'5"N

Longitude: -4.7067 / 4°42'24"W

OS Eastings: 233792

OS Northings: 745093

OS Grid: NN337450

Mapcode National: GBR GCRC.2T5

Mapcode Global: WH2JF.N5XJ

Entry Name: Braclaich,deserted township & field system

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1977

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4032

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: settlement, including deserted, depopulated and townships

Location: Glenorchy and Inishail

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire


David Cunningham, Harbour Engineer, with Charles Ower as Consulting Engineer; ironwork by John Stewart and Sons, Irvine, 1874.

Single-storey brick and timber-clad transit sheds on the N side of Victoria Dock with 4 party wall divisions.

N ELEVATION: brick with ashlar base and eaves courses. Rusticated quoins, alternately vermiculated, to timber sliding doors with malleable iron lintels. Square-section cast-iron rain water goods. Sheds 29 and 30 have been painted.

S ELEVATION: colonnade of cylindrical cast-iron columns with mask rainwaterheads (reputedly the face of David Cunningham). Timber sliding doors the entire length of the wall (except a part of Shed 26 which has modern brickwork) under malleable iron girders.

W GABLE: timber-boarded, now painted. E gable adjoins the Clocktower warehouse (built 1877).

Slate roofs, without skylights. 3 brick party walls.

Interior: wrought-iron tie roofs. Stone set floors.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.