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Lake Of Menteith

Crannog (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lake Of Menteith

Classification Crannog (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Port Of Menteith

Canmore ID 24068

Site Number NN50SE 9

NGR NN 580 011

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Port Of Menteith
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN50SE 9 580 011.

NN 580 011. What may be a submerged crannog has been recorded in the Lake of Menteith W of the church.

RCAHMS 1979.

NN 581 011 This submerged crannog was first noted by Murray and Pullar in 1910. However the site has never been confirmed or had its position accurately recorded. It was located in the NE bay of the loch 112m from the shore in a water depth of 3.7m. This flat-topped crannog has steep sides and appears as an almost completely circular mound sitting on a natural ridge. It is 24m in diameter and sits 2.5m off the loch bed. The highest point of the site lay 1.2m underwater at the time of survey (February 1994), One heavily eroded Quercus timber was located (26cm diameter) sitting horizontally within the boulder matrix of the crannog.

J C Henderson 1994.

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