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Loch Awe Crannogs

Site/Artefact
Loch Awe Crannogs

Type
Crannog/Island Dwelling

Site Number

National Grid Reference
1889 East
7048 North

1902 East
7044 North

1889 East
7039 North

1882 East
7039 North

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Ordnance Survey Explorer No 358

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Excavation Details
Underwater survey in 1972 revealed worked timbers and a rotary and saddle quern. Some wood was radiocarbon-dated to

370 BC ± 45

Description
Twenty crannogs, or artificial islands, are situated in Loch Awe and these four lie at the southern end. The largest is built on one end of a submerged spine of rock and measures 37m by 27m. This crannog, and another with a stone causeway, are usually above the water level.

This crannog now appears as a pile of rocks colonised by vegetation. It would have originally been a round stilted building, elevated on timber piles with a thatched roof, designed to be accessed by canoe or currach. Nowadays, boats can be hired from Ford Hotel, or in summer one can easily swim out.

Access/Ownership
This site is on private land and permission should be sought.

References

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Other Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts

Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts

 1. Kilmory Oib
 2. Druim an Dúin
 3. Duntroon
 4. Dún Ardifur 1
 5. Eilean Rígh 1
 6. Dún Chonaillach
 7. Loch Awe Crannogs
 8. Torran Hoard
 9. Dún na Nighinne
10. Kilmartin Parish Church
11. Temple Wood Stone Circles
12. Ogham stone, Poltalloch
13. Barnakil Cross
14. Kilbride Chapel
15. Kilbride Crosses
16. Dunadd Fort
17. In Nomine disk
18. Brooch Moulds
19. Dunadd cross-marked quern
20. Loch Glashan Crannog
21. Glebe Cairn

22. Nether Largie North
23. Nether Largie Mid
24. Nether Largie South
25. Ri Cruin
26. Nether Largie
27. Ballymeanoch - Stones
28. Ballymeanoch - Henge
29. Ballymeanoch - Cairn
30. Dunchragaig
31. Baluachraig
32. Carnassarie Castle
33. BallymeanocH - Barrow
34. Dun Mac Samhainn
35. Glenmoine, Upper Largie
36. Creag a' Mhadaidh
37. Carnassarie - Round Cairn
38. Carnasserie - Standing Stones
39. Carnasserie - Cist
40. Carnasserie Cottage
41. Upper Largie - Cist
42. Upper Largie - Rock Carvings

43. Nether Largie
44. Poltalloch - Cist
45. Poltalloch - cists
46. Bruach an Druimein
47. Dunchraigaig - Dun
48. Poltalloch - Round Cairn
49. Rownfield - Cist
50. Ballymeanoch - Cist
51. Poltalloch - Cists
52. Ballymeanoch - Dun
53. Dunadd - Standing Stones
54. Dunadd - Standing Stone
55. Baile Mor - Dun
56. Anaskeog - Rock Carvings
57. Bariole
58. Rhudil - Round Cairn 1
59. Rhudil - Round Cairn 2
60. Kilmartin Castle
61. Slockavullin
62. Rowanfield - Standing Stone
63. Poltalloch - Cremation

 

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