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Leac An Duine Choir

Cross Incised Stone (Early Medieval)

Site Name Leac An Duine Choir

Classification Cross Incised Stone (Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Barrackan

Canmore ID 22569

Site Number NM70SE 18

NGR NM 7787 0386

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Craignish
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM70SE 18 7787 0386.

(Name: NM 7775 0383) Leac an Duine Choir (NAT)

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1900)

This name, meaning "Tombstone of the Just Man", is applied to an "ancient grave" according to the Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB 1872).

Campbell and Sandeman (1964) records a low mound, 12' x 8', with slight traces of a kerb, NW of Barrachan farm, near a track, with a flat stone called the "Priest's Stone" by Argyll County Council, lying on it (? fallen). It measures 5'6" x 1'6" x 4", with a pecked design resembling two B's back to back with a curving ring originating from the spine of one to surround both. This measures 1'2" x 1'6", while, above and below it are two equal-armed incised crosses, 7" x 7" and 6" x 6".

M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964; Name Book 1872; Argyll County Council 1914.

Activities

Field Visit (13 October 1971)

The cross-incised slab described above was located at NM 7787 0386, lying on a low, probably natural, mound slightly larger than the slab. The name could not be confirmed.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (RD) 13 October 1971.

Reference (1977)

Described and illustrated by Morris.

R W B Morris 1977.

Reference (2001)

'The slab of the just man' lies beside a track 220m NW of Barrackan farmhouse. It measures 1.74m by 0.49m and bears an irregular circle enclosing a vertical stem and two mirror-image 'B's, perhaps inspired by a ringed cross. Above and below this are linear crosses, the lower one equal-armed.

I Fisher 2001.

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