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Islay, Ballinaby

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Islay, Ballinaby

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Ballinaby 2, Islay

Canmore ID 37386

Site Number NR26NW 14

NGR NR 2210 6739

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NR26NW 14 2210 6739.

(NR 2210 6738) Standing Stone (NR)

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

A standing stone which has been damaged, possibly during an attempt to remove it. It now measures only 2m in height and 3m in girth at the base and is rather irregular in shape.

RCAHMS 1984.

A standing stone as described is situated on a gentle W-facing slope in open moorland.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (T R G) 24 May 1978.

Only two standing stones survive of the three that were noted by Pennant at Ballinaby during his visit to Islay in 1772

(Ballinby 2) The second stone is situated on gently sloping ground at the foot of an escarpment 220m NNE of (Ballinby 1). Damaged by what may have been an attempt to remove it, it is somewhat irregular in shape with a girth of 3m at the base, and it has been reduced to a height of 2m.



Watching Brief (3 December 2013)

NR 22472 67296, NR 22528 67289, NR 22595 67278, NR 22660 67276 and NR 22725 67264 Watching briefs were kept on 3 December 2013 during excavations for five poles for an overhead power supply to a new house at Ballinaby. The new power line is located near two standing stones (NR26NW 13 and NR26NW 14) and three Viking burials (NR26NW 4) but

nothing of arChaeological significance was found in any of the pole trenches.

Archive and report: RCAHMS and WoSAS HER

Funder: SSE

John Lewis - Scotia Archaeology

(Source: DES)


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