List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
FORT [Balmagomery] Balmongomery Fort
Balmongomery Fort
Fort or Battery
Fort or Battery
Stat: [Statistical] Account of Ph. [Parish]
George Jackson, Glemanuil
Archibald Todd, Strone
Duncan Cameron, Dalbuie
264 A British or Danish Fort, the largest known in the district. The description of it given in Stat: [Statistical] Account accords with its present appearance, for it appears
not to have been meddled with from the time when the writer had visited it.

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[Southend Ph. [Parish] deleted] Argyll.

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No change on this page [Initialled] G.P. Novr. [November] 1914
[Initialled] A.C. March '16. [1916]

Names Revised Novr. [November] 1914

Fort [note]
"In this parish are situated the remains of what are
usually denominated Danish forts. The principal
remains of one of these are situated on the farm of
Balemacumro, which is near the Mull of Kintyre. The
situation is almost inaccessible, being on the head of a
perpendicular rock 180 feet in height, the base of which
is about 100 feet from the sea. The fort is surrounded
by three walls. The inner is 12 feet in thickness, the second
6 feet, and the outer wall 3 feet. The space between the
inner wall and the edge of the precipice is 66 feet in length,
and its medium width 22 feet".
New Stat [Statistical] Account.

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