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Islay, Port Ellen

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Islay, Port Ellen

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 37534

Site Number NR34NE 12

NGR NR 3716 4559

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kildalton And Oa
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR34NE 12 3716 4559

(NR 3715 4559) Standing Stone (NR)

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

See also NR34NE 17.

This thin, dressed, standing stone is 13ft high. A wedge shaped stone axe, now in the NMAS (Acc. No. AB 914) was found near it in or before 1884. It measures 4.5ins by 2.65ins by 1.05ins. There is a local tradition of a battle fought here.

F Celoria 1959; F Celoria 1960.

A standing stone situated on a level terrace in undulating pastureland. It is 4m high, 0.9m broad and 0.48m thick. The tradition was not confirmed.

Surveyed at 1:10000.

Visited by OS (TRG) 1 June 1978.

This standing stone is situated in a level arable field 30 m E of the approach road to Kilbride. Of rough schist, it measures 0.92m by 0.53m at ground level and 4.30m in height with the longer axis aligned NNW and SSE.

RCAHMS 1984.

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