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Mull, Cnoc Fada, Dervaig

Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Mull, Cnoc Fada, Dervaig

Classification Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Kilmore; Dervaig B

Canmore ID 22114

Site Number NM45SW 4

NGR NM 4390 5203

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilninian And Kilmore
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM45SW 4 4390 5203.

(NM 4390 5203) Standing Stones (NR)

OS 1:10000 map (1976)

Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map (1900)

Listed by Burl as a stone circle 'of uncertain status, including misidentified sites'.

H A W Burl 1977; A Thom 1967

Standing Stones, Dervaig: In a clearing in trees at the S end of Cnoc Fada, 850m E of Dervaig and 230m NW of the road from Dervaig to Tobermory, there is a linear setting of five basalt blocks extending over a distance of 18.3m. Only two of the stones remain upright, but it seems likely that originally they all stood in a line running approximately NNW and SSE.

Stone A on plan is prostrate and measures 2.4m in length, 0.75m in breadth, and 0.5m in thickness.

Stone B stands to a height of 2.5m, measures 0.8m by 0.55m at the base, and rises with straight sides to a sloping top.

Stone C, which is also prone, measures 2.4m in length by 0.9 in breadth and at least 0.5m in thickness.

Stone D is a rectangular block standing to a height of 2.4m and measuring 1m by 0.7 at the base.

Stone E lies partly embedded in the turf and measures 2.4m in length, 1.75m in breadth, and 0.6m in thickness.

RCAHMS 1980, visited 1972; J Orr 1938

When seen in April 1972, these stones were in a similar condition to that described by the RCAHMS. There is no evidence to suggest that they are the remains of a stone circle, and there are no other standing stones to be seen.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (RD) 27 April 1972.

Scheduled as Cnoc Fada standing stones, Dervaig, Mull... sometimes know as the Kilmore or Dervaig B standing stones.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 29 October 2003.


Field Visit (28 July 1942)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project.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.

Laser Scanning (25 July 2016 - 27 July 2016)

AOC Archaeology Group were commissioned by Forestry Commission Scotland to undertake a laser scan survey of selected elements of three Stone Rows on Mull. The Standing Stones at Baliscate; Cnoc Fada and Maol Mor were surveyed. The survey was undertaken for conservation management purposes.

Information from OASIS ID: aocarcha1-267118 (J Humble) 2016


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