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Geophysical Survey

Date 1993

Event ID 1002666

Category Recording

Type Geophysical Survey


A geophysical survey was made by GUARD in 1993 at Nether Largie, 12 grids, each 20m by 20m being surveyed. A large number of potentially interesting anomolies were detected, but only excavation can confirm their interpretation.

With reference to the location plan of Nether Largie Standing Stones (RCAHMS 1988, 136), Stones C,D and E with a stump on the SW forming a Four-Post Arrangement.

While surveying this area the probes of the RM4 frame came into contact with a large stone immediately below the surface; the corner of which protruded above the surface. A very thin layer of turf was easily peeled back to reveal a possibly fallen standing stone measuring 820mm by 230mm lying in a NE to SW orientation and closest to the stump, so possibly its upper body. After recording the turf was rolled back to its original position.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland

D Abernethy 1993

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