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Aon Garbh,three cairns

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

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Latitude: 56.4783 / 56°28'41"N

Longitude: -5.5705 / 5°34'13"W

OS Eastings: 180218

OS Northings: 737511

OS Grid: NM802375

Mapcode National: GBR DCML.H6C

Mapcode Global: WH0G4.DFLJ

Entry Name: Aon Garbh,three cairns

Scheduled Date: 31 August 1956

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM171

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Lismore and Appin

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire


Mid 18th century with later additions and alterations. Symmetrical, 2-storey and basement, 3-bay villa. Rendered with painted ashlar dressings; quoin strips.

S ELEVATION: 2-storey on raised basement. At centre, 11 steps to flush-panelled door; rectangular fanlight with radiating glazing; bracketed cornice; window above. Flanking bays with large basement window, Venetian window at ground and window above. Cill/base course to ground floor. Single bay addition to basement at right.

W ELEVATION: 2-bay; windows to ground floor and basement. Wallhead stack at centre.

N ELEVATION: 3-bay. Later projecting tower at centre, almost full-height, with single windows to front and sides at ground and 1st floors, and basement door and window to E. Base course at ground to main block. To left, single windows to basement and 1st floor and blind bipartite window at ground. To right, basement window and bipartite window to 1st floor. Basement addition set back to left.

E ELEVATION: blank with projecting basement addition. Wallhead stack at centre.

Timber sash and case windows; 12-pane, plate glass to N. Piended roof, grey slates; rendered stacks.

INTERIOR: good interior plasterwork and woodwork, with some original firesurrounds; glazed screen and elliptical fanlight to inner hall with well staircase. Not reviewed 1993.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: rubble wall with block coping to road. 2 pairs of stugged ashlar gatepiers with flat pyramidal caps; pedestrians entrance with boarded door, carriage entrance with iron gate. 2 small square openings in wall, and garage inserted to E.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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