Lismore, Castle Coeffin

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Site Type CULTIVATION REMAINS, FORT
Canmore ID 23088
Site Number NM84SE 15
NGR NM 8549 4387
Council ARGYLL AND BUTE
Parish LISMORE AND APPIN (ARGYLL AND BUTE)
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District ARGYLL AND BUTE
Former County ARGYLL
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NM84SE 15 8549 4387

(NM 8549 4387) Fort (NR)
OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

The slight remains of what has probably been a stone-walled fort stand on the level summit of a rocky ridge 190 metres NE of Castle Coeffin (NM84SE 2). Except on the NE where access across gentle grassy slopes is easy, the vertical rock faces 7.6 metres in height afford strong natural protection. A sub-rectangular area, measuring about 80 metres NE to SW by 36 metres transversely has been defended by a single stone wall drawn in a shallow arc across the ridge. The remains of this wall can still be seen on the NE barring the line of easiest access. It survives for a distance of 33 metres as a ragged, stony bank averaging 3.7 metres in width and 0.5 metres in height. A gap 2.4 metres wide near its mid-point probably indicates the position of the entrance. The whole of the interior appears to have been subject to intensive cultivation in comparatively recent times.
RCAHMS 1975, visited May 1968.

As described.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (DWR) 11 November 1971.

 
Books and References

RCAHMS (1975) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Argyll: an inventory of the ancient monuments: volume 2: Lorn, Edinburgh
Page(s): 65, No. 126 Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.INV/19

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