MHG155 - Quarry, Inninmore Bay


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  • QUARRY (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

These sandstone quarries were probably worked as early as the 13th century, and provided dressings for many of the major and later buildings of the area. Operations appear to have stopped in the second half of the 19th century.
Visited May 1973.
RCAHMS 1980.

Sir John Sinclair (ed.), 1791-9, The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes, Vol. 10, 276 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2606.

NSA, 1845, The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, Vol. 7, (Argyll), 170-1 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2597.

Lee and Bailey, G W and E B, 1925, The pre-tertiary geology of Mull, Loch Aline and Oban, 56-8, 66, 125 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2413.

Macgregor and Manson, M and W, 1934, 'The carboniferous rocks of Inninmore, Morvern' Vol. 2 1934, p.78-84, 74-84 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1629.

Gaskell, P, 1968, Morvern transformed: a highland parish in the nineteenth century, 171 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2242.

RCAHMS, 1980, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Argyll: an inventory of the monuments volume 3: Mull, Tiree, Coll and Northern Argyll (excluding the early medieval and later monuments of Iona), 250, No. 383 (Text/Report). SHG2660.

Tucker, D G, 1985, 'Millstone making in Scotland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 114 1984, p.539-56, 545, 553 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1117.

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Grid reference Centred NM 7250 4180 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NM74SW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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