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Dunollie Castle Cave

Oban, Dunollie, Argyllshire.

NGR:NM 85235 31463
WGS84:56.42635, -5.48428
Length:Not recorded
Vert. Range:Not recorded
Altitude:Not recorded
Geology:Not recorded
Tags:Cave, Archaeo

A raised beach sea cave located to the south-east of Dunollie Caste.

A few years prior to 1870, three skeletons were uncovered in a cave, below the castle of Dunollie [NM83SE 11], situated at the NE corner of the vegetable garden.

The skeletons of a man, woman and child (Information from Mrs Macdougall of Macdougall, Dunollie House, Oban) were found in the cave which is now partially destroyed.

Alternate Names: None recorded.

Notes: A Geomorphic Survey was carried out due to developments (housing, hotels, industrial park and a hospital) along the Postglacial coast line. The survey was carried out in connection with the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the University of Edinburgh. The caves that were looked at were caused by marine erosion along the 'original' Oban coast-line exposed in the Post-Glacial period. Different parts of the area surveyed, were split into 5 separate areas (Category 1-5), with Category 1 having the highest level of archaeological potential, and Category 5 having the lowest archaeological potential. It is thought that future developments along the Post Glacial cliffs may disturb an archaeological cave site. It has been suggested that all of the known caves and rockshelters in Oban should be cored to see which ones may be more likely to contain remains or sediments of archaeological importance.

Hydrographic Feeds: Now None, previously Firth of Lorn

Hydrographic Resurgences: Now None, previously Firth of Lorn

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