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Mull, Ardalanish Bay

Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Mull, Ardalanish Bay

Classification Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Ardlanish, Ardalnish

Canmore ID 21737

Site Number NM31NE 1

NGR NM 3784 1890

NGR Description NM 3784 1890 and NM 3786 1889

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilfinichen And Kilvickeon
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM31NE 1 3784 1890 and 3786 1889.

(NM 3784 1890 and NM 3786 1889) Standing Stones (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976)

Standing Stones, Ardalanish Bay: Two stones, one of which is now prone, are situated on level ground 700m SE of Ardalanish farm and within 150m of the shore of Ardalanish Bay. The upright is a rough schist slab with rounded top, now leaning slightly towards the SW; it measures 1.2m by 0.35m at the base and 1.9m in height, with longer axis aligned approximately NW-SE. The fallen stone, a hard sandstone which is said (information from Mrs C Campbell, Ardachy Farm, Ardalanish) to have been standing about 1910, lies 12m to the SE, with only its upper surface exposed. Measuring 2.4m in length by 0.7m in greatest breadth, it bears a circular groove 0.6m in a diameter with a central indentation, which appear to have been made in compartively recent times as if indicating an unsuccessful attempt to cut out a quern-stone.

RCAHMS 1980, visited 1978; Visited by OS (RD) 20 March 1972.


Field Visit (25 June 1943)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.


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