Scheduled monuments in Argyll and Bute

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A scheduled monument in Scotland is a nationally important archaeological site or monument which is given legal protection by being placed on a list (or "schedule") maintained by Historic Environment Scotland. The aim of scheduling is to preserve the country's most significant sites and monuments as far as possible in the form in which they have been inherited. [1]

The process of scheduling is governed by the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979, which aims "to make provision for the investigation, preservation and recording of matters of archaeological or historical interest". The term "scheduled monument" can apply to the whole range of archaeological sites which have been deliberately constructed by human activity but are not always visible above ground. They range from prehistoric standing stones and burial sites, through Roman remains and medieval structures such as castles and monasteries, to later structures such as industrial sites and buildings constructed for the World Wars . Some buildings or structures which were both scheduled and listed have had their listing designations removed to reduce the duplication.

In 2017 there were 8238 scheduled monuments in Scotland.

Notable Scheduled Monuments in Argyll and Bute[edit]

Name Location Description Ref No Image
Tirefour Broch Achnacroish Ancient round house SM246 Tirefour Broch 20100929 from northwest.jpg
Oronsay Priory and cross Oronsay Ruined Augustinian priory SM287 Oronsay Cloisters.jpg
Lachlan Castle Garbhallt, Cowal peninsular Ruined 15th-century castle SM292 Old Castle Lachlan Loch Fyneside - - 1750839.jpg
Dunollie Castle Kilmore And Kilbride, near Oban Small ruined castle SM293 Dunollie Castle from Court Yard.jpg
Gylen Castle Kerrera 16th century tower house SM294 Caisteal nan Geimhlean 580731.jpg
Cill Naoimh (Kilnave) Chapel and cross Kilnave, Islay Medieval chapel and Early Christian cross SM2338 Kilnave Chapel 20120412 from west with Kilnave Cross.jpg
Achadun Castle Lismore Ruined 13th-century castle of the bishops of Argyll SM2411 Achadun Castle (2502804 cd1cd65b).jpg
Castle Coeffin Lismore Ruined medieval castle SM2433 CastleCoeffinLismore-ARuinedMacDougallStronghold(ColinSmith)Aug1995.jpg
Carrick Castle Lochgoilhead 14th century tower house SM2495 Carrick Castle, Argyll, Scotland.JPG
Texa chapel Texa Ruined chapel SM2815
Nave Island chapel Nave Island Ruined chapel and burial ground SM2816 Chapel, Nave Island, Islay (geograph 4150317).jpg
Dunaverty Castle Southend Traces of Clan Macdonald castle SM3041 Dunaverty - - 735878.jpg
Ranachan Hill Fort Campbeltown Prehistoric domestic and defensive fort SM3064 Ranachan Hill, stone fort - - 808317.jpg
Airds Castle Carradale Traces of medieval castle SM3177 Airds Castle, site of remains. - - 248936.jpg
Saddell Abbey Saddell Remains of a Cistercian abbey SM3645 Saddell Abbey Ruins, Kintyre.jpg
Ballymeanoch Kilmartin Glen Group of standing stones SM4301 Standing stones and remains of chambered cairn - - 271198.jpg
Dunivaig Castle Kildalton Ruined 12th century castle SM4747 Dunyvaig Castle 20120411 from northwest across Lagavulin Bay.jpg
Aros Castle Salen, Mull Remains of 13th-century hall-house and bailey SM5064 Aros Castle - interior.jpg
Moy Castle Torosay, Isle of Mull 15th century towerhouse SM5139 Moy Castle on Mull - - 33674.jpg
Kilnaughton chapel Kildalton Medieval chapel of Kilnaughton and carved stones SM5266 Old Chapel at Kilnaughton - - 1475048.jpg
Fincharn Castle Glassary Remains of a medieval hall house SM5276 Finchairn Castle, Loch Awe, Argyll - - 83688.jpg
Kilmahew Castle Cardross Ruined 16th century castle SM5404 Kilmahew Castle - SW corner - - 1594750.jpg
Dunoon Castle Dunoon Traces of 13th century castle SM5450 Castle Hill Dunoon - - 995905.jpg
Riasg Buidhe Colonsay Remains of a 19th-century fishing settlement SM5974 Riasg Buidhe Cross.jpg
Crinan Canal-Crinan to Cairnbaan North Knapdale Ship canal designed by John Rennie, opened 1809 SM6500 Cairnbaan, Crinan Canal - - 916000.jpg
Crinan Canal-Cairnbaan to Ardrishaig South Knapdale Ship Canal designed by John Rennie, opened 1809 SM6501 Crinan Canal at Ardrishaig. - - 198530.jpg
Rothesay Castle Rothesay, Bute Remains of a castle, chapel and moat SM12970 Rothesay Castle - Gatehouse and Pigeon Tower 2016.jpg
Skipness Castle and Kilbrannan Chapel Skipness Remains of medieval Skipness Castle and Kilbrannan Chapel SM13225 Skipness Castle 20080425 from north west.jpg
Kildalton Church and High Cross Kildalton Medieval church and early Christian high cross SM13236 KildaltonCross-Islay-Scotland-1987-1.jpg
St Columba's Cave and Chapel Knapdale Natural cave and 13th century chapel SM13367 Altar in St Columba's Cave - - 145556.jpg
Castle Sween Knapdale 12th century ruined castle SM90068 Caisteal Suaine - - 1541887.jpg
Dunstaffnage Castle Kilmore and Kilbride, near Oban Partially ruined castle SM90120 Dunstaffnage Castle.jpg
Dunstaffnage Castle Chapel Kilmore and Kilbride, near Oban Roofless medieval chapel SM90121 Chapel of Dunstaffnage castle - interior - - 95546.jpg
Inch Kenneth Chapel Inchkenneth Remains of a 13th-century parish church SM90168 Inchkenneth Chapel 20120418 view from southwest.jpg
McLeans's Cross Iona 15th-century freestanding cross SM90173 Iona - MacLean's Cross.jpg
Kilchurn Castle, Dalmally Loch Awe Substantial remains of a late medieval castle SM90179 00 103 0359 Kilchurn Castle - Schottland.jpg
Kilmory Knap Chapel South Knapdale Medieval chapel and carved stones SM90185 Kilmory-24Jl6-5338.jpg
St Blane's Church and monastery Kingarth, Bute Site of the early monastery of St Blane SM90264 St Blane's Church.jpg
Iona Nunnery Iona Ruined Augustinian convent SM90350 Iona Nunnery 14745.JPG

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  1. ^ "What is scheduling?". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 2 September 2017.