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The Ruined Buildings

The ruin closest to you is building S, and may be the oldest of the six longhouses in the township. We think this because the walls are dry stone and not bonded with lime mortar as is used in most of the township’s other longhouses, indicating that...

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Census Data

Every ten years since 1801, there has been a census of everyone in the United Kingdom. Up to 1831 this just counted numbers, but since 1841 it has recorded names, ages, gender, occupations, etc. The information is released after 100 years so nothing...

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The Quarry

Initially, the building stone used at Auchindrain came from the glacial till in and around the Township itself. This would have been the stone gathered up and set aside during the first clearance of the fields, and then stone ploughed up in the course of...

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The Dukes List

In 1779, the Duke of Argyll arranged for a census to be taken of all those living on his lands in Argyll. The result, known as "The Duke's List" is an important historical source. The population of Auchindrain was 38, 28 of whom had the...

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