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The ancient metal mines of the Isle of Islay, Argyll

R. M. Callender

The ancient metal mines of the Isle of Islay, Argyll

by R. M. Callender

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Published by Northern Mine Research Society in Sheffield .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Scotland -- Islay.,
  • Industrial archaeology -- Scotland -- Islay.

  • Edition Notes

    Text on inside covers.

    Statementby R.M. Callender, J. Macaulay.
    SeriesBritish mining -- no.24, British mining -- no.24.
    ContributionsMacaulay, J., Northern Mine Research Society.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTN57
    The Physical Object
    Pagination46p. :
    Number of Pages46
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20064137M
    ISBN 10090145026X
    OCLC/WorldCa10993843

    Argyll is of ancient origin, and corresponds to most of the part of the ancient kingdom of Dál Riata on Great Britain. Argyll was also a medieval bishopric with its cathedral at Lismore, as well as an early modern earldom and dukedom, the Dukedom of y: Scotland. The ancient metal mines of the Isle of Islay, Argyll: Vol 24 pp (P) Chapman N.A. The White Grit Lead Mine [Shropshire] Vol 25 pp (P) Hewer Richard E. Bannerdale Lead Mine [Cumbria] Vol 25 pp (P) Williams R.A. The old mines of the Llangynog district, North Powys: Vol 26 pp (P) Pritchard R.J.

    The Isle of Islay offers the visitor a peaceful and relaxing holiday with miles of beautiful beaches, magnificant bays on Islay's Atlantic west coast, stunning views and picturesque villages like Port Charlotte, Portnahaven and Port Trekking, fresh and salt water angling, shooting and stalking are all available, while walking and cycling are ideal and practical ways to explore the. THE ILICH – PEOPLE OF ISLAY. By Dr. David H Caldwell. Click here for a reference map from Dr. Caldwell. Introduction. Islay is one of the main islands of the Inner Hebrides, the one nearest Ireland. It is about 19 miles wide and 25 miles from north to south, with the reputation of being one of the most fertile of the Western Isles.

    Islay - Queen of the Hebrides! Do you have a family connection to this beautiful island off Scotland's West Coast? My name is Elaine Scott and I would be delighted to travel with you on your Ancestral journey, helping you along the way. Argyll The Celtic House in Bowmore stocks a variety of jewellery, books and gifts from the island of Islay. Established by the Roy family in , the Celtic House is a long established island business specialising in fine island Celtic and Scottish gifts, knitwear, jewellery, books, maps and original commissions.


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The ancient metal mines of the Isle of Islay, Argyll by R. M. Callender Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. The ancient metal mines of the Isle of Islay, Argyll. [R M Callender; Jacqueline Macaulay; Northern Mine Research Society.]. British Mining No 24 – The Ancient Metal Mines of the Isle of Islay, Argyll. by R. Callender & J. Macauley. An account of the history and background of mining activity on this remote Scottish island.

The volume lists and describes all known mining sites, not only of Lead but also of Copper, Manganese, Iron and Silver. The roads, or "hollow ways", linked the valuable lead and silver mines of Islay with ancient seaports then governed by the Lords of the Isles.

The find confirms that lead and silver were being mined far earlier than archaeologists thought, say researchers from Edinburgh University, who carried out the study with Nasa, the United States space agency. THE ANCIENT METAL MINES OF THE ISLE OF ISLAY, ARGYLL by R.M. CALLENDER, Cheshire J.

MACAULAY, Islay. There is no evidence other than a volume of opinion that the Norse invaders of the ninth century mined for metal on the Isle of Islay. The lead and the copper veins around Ballygrant, and the iron and manganese deposits elsewhere on the.

Callendar and Macaulay Callendar, R M and Macaulay j, The Ancient Metal Mines of Islay. British Mining No 24 NMRS. Barnett Barnett, G W T Lead in Islay, Contribution to the Future of Non-Ferrous Metal Mining in Great Britain and Ireland.

Argyll Shipwrecks was first published in and The ancient metal mines of the Isle of Islay authors did three to four years of research both below and above water and many times, when on Islay, they received help from Gus Newman who ran the Islay Dive Centre in Port Ellen.

The book covers four areas in Argyll; Kintyre and Gigha, Islay. The research strategy employed on Islay could be applied to the investigation of the metal mines of Argyll. Exploitation of metal ore within this maritime region has probably been carried out since the Prehistoric Period, but this has yet to be demonstrated.

This would be an excellent research project for a postgraduate student with a background in industrial archaeology. Lead Mining. NR46NW NR46NW Islay, Mulreesh Reservoir. NR46NW Islay, Mulreesh, Lead Mines, Office. For general account of lead mining on Islay (with mention of production at Mulreesh), see NR36NE (NR ; NR ; NR ; NR ; NR ) The old lead mines at Mulreesh have been worked from.

Situated near the southern end of the Hebrides, the Isle of Islay has long been reknown for it's fine peaty whiskys and good farmland. Historically, however, Islay was the pivotal centre of the prosperous north Atlantic islands, including parts of Ireland, and the Argyllshire mainland, which became the seat of Lords of the Isles.

Argyll Bowmore & Kilarrow BaptismsArgyll Message Board read and post messages with other genealogy researchers of this county Argyll, Scotland: Parish and Probate Records 9, records including baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills.

Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland, Argyll – volume 5: Islay, Jura, Colonsay and Oronsay, HMSO: Edinburgh The Northern Antiquarian Of Stone Circles, Chambered Tombs, Prehistoric Rock Art, Cursus Monuments, Holy Wells.

Veins composed of manganese and iron oxides occur within the Dalradian Jura Quartzite (Argyll Group) on the SW coast of Islay. The manganese oxides, which are composed principally of hollandite with minor pyrolusite and rare groutite, frequently display a colloform texture centred upon silicate grains.

In a single section an oolitic texture was displayed by Cited by: 7. Isle of Islay - Glasgow 3 5 1 6 9 7 8 4 2 GLASGOW Arran Islay Kintyre Ireland ARDROSSAN INVERARAY Loch Jura Lomond. Letters Lodge South, Strathlachlan, Argyll PA27 8BZ, Scotland (UK) Tel.

+44 (0) [email protected] Introduction Scotland used to be part of North America. An ocean closed longFile Size: KB. History of Islay. Chance finds of several distinctive Mesolithic flint tools and working debris, together with shell middens and occasional structural remains, indicate that Islay was occupied from at least as early as BC.

Many of these finds can be seen at the Museum of Islay Life in Port Charlotte. Islay (/ ˈ aɪ l ə / EYE-lə; Scottish Gaelic: Ìle) is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Known as "The Queen of the Hebrides", it lies in Argyll just south west of Jura and around 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the Northern Irish coast.

The island's capital is Bowmore where the distinctive round Kilarrow Parish Church and a distillery are t elevation: Beinn Bheigeir metres (1, ft).

History of Islay. Islay’s history stretches back to around BC. Its first inhabitants were from the Mesolithic period – numerous tools and implements discovered in archaeological digs have confirmed this – but the first major settlers were Celts, drawn from different parts of Europe.

ISLAY: Bibliography & References Achnancarranan, Laphroaig - Standing Stones Ardilistry, Ardbeg - Cairn Circle Ardtalla - Standing Stone Baile Tharbhach, Ballygrant - Standing Stones Ballinaby - Standing Stones Ballynaughton, Laphroaig - Chambered Cairn Beinn Cham, Ballygrant - Standing Stone Beinn na Cailleach, Ardtalla - Sacred Mountain Brahunisary, Port.

The Isle of Islay Written by Norman S. Newton this is a lovely glossy colour guide with over pages of photos. It covers the local heritage and culture of Islay, distilleries, birds, landscape, history of settlement, Lords of the Isles, ancient monuments, place names, places to visit, etc.

The Scottish Isle of Islay, also referred to as Queen of the Hebrides, has 9 working whisky distilleries, stunning scenery, amazing wildlife, fabulous beaches and a lot more. Islay is therefore a five star holiday destination.

The Isle of Islay lies in Argyll just south-west of Jura, and only 25 miles north of the Irish Coast. The island can be visited by air and by sea. For airfares and times check the Skyscanner website. The ancient metal mines of the Isle of Islay, Argyll: Vol 24 pp (P) Callender R.M.

The Meal Mill at Ballygrant [Isle of Islay] Vol 75 pp ; Callender R.M. A camera for a dangerous adit [Garth Gell, Bontddu, Wales] Vol 78 pp ; Callender R.M.

The Louisa Mine Revisited [Jamestown, Dumfriesshire] Vol 80 pp The Alderley Edge Mines. C.J. Carol,& N.J. Dibben () Among Scotland's Lead Mines.

J.M. Harkness () The Ancient Metal Mines of the Isle of Islay, Argyll. R.M. Callender & J. Macaulay () The Archaeology of Mining and Quarrying in England. NMHO Publ. P. Newman [Ed] () The Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries in England. J. Callender, R.M., and Macaulay, J.

The Ancient Metal Mines of the Isle oflslay, Argyll = British Min Sheffield Cardonnel, A. de ‘ Description of certain Roman ruins discovered at Inveresk ’, Archaeologia Scotica 2, –67Cited by: 1.