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Kerrera, Balliemore

Knocking Stone (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Kerrera, Balliemore

Classification Knocking Stone (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 22951

Site Number NM82NW 6

NGR NM 8267 2867

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NM82NW 6 8267 2867.

NM 826 287. About 70 yards west of the schoolhouse on the island of Kerrera, and about quarter of a mile inland from the Sound of Kerrera is a granite boulder, 2'6" wide and 2'6" high embedded in the north bank of Schoolhouse burn. It contains a basin 8" in diameter and 5 1/2" deep. Allen refers to it as a 'cup'. Morris suggests it may have been a font or a bowl for propitiatory offerings.

The RCAHMS considers it most likely to have been a discarded knocking-stone, and states it is not cup-marked.

J R Allen 1881; Information from RCAHMS, visited 1970 and from TS of R W B Morris, undated (visited 9 September 1967.

NM 8267 2867. As described by the RCAHM.

Visited by OS (D W R) 7 September 1971.


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