A Survey of the Ancient Monuments of Skipness
Iron Smelting House, Bloomeries, Burial
April 1710, 19th 20th 21st
An inventory of the monuments of Skipness which is the east part of the north end of the Kintyre peninsula. The monuments are classified as mediaeval buildings, hillforts, turf huts, burial places, stones and miscellaneous. The turf huts comprise upwards of seventy examples ranging from single buildings to 'villages'. It is argued that they have a lengthy period of use. Some are associated with bloomeries and iron smelting. House platforms are included in the miscellaneous category.