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Islay, Lagavulin

Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Islay, Lagavulin

Classification Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 37583

Site Number NR34NE 9

NGR NR 3953 4621

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 9 3953 4621

(NR 3954 4621) Standing Stone (NR)

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

This standing stone, now incorporated in a drystone wall has been dressed and tapered. It is 11ft 2ins high, 4ft 2ins broad and 1ft 2ins thick. A second standing stone, now fallen, lies broken immediately outside the wall.

W Lamont 1959; F Celoria 1959.

A standing stone as described above. The fallen stone, also dressed, lies 1.8m to the east and forms part of the wall of a small rectangular enclosure. It is 3.7m long by 1m by 0.4m and is of a similar shape to its partner.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (BS) 5 June 1978.

Incorporated in the long wall that runs SSE from near the ruins of Ballynaughton More towards Druim Mor and

beyond, there is a massive standing stone with another of similar size lying prone 1.8m to the E of it. The erect stone

which leans slightly to the N, measures 3.50m in height and 1.30m by 0.45m at ground level, with the longer axis aligned nearly E and w. What was almost certainly the base of the fallen stone is buried under the wall of a small rectangular enclosure, and its length is 3.65m and its maximum breadth and thickness 1.05m and 0.37m respectively. When erect it probably stood with its longer axis aligned, like that of its partner, almost E and W.

RCAHMS 1984.

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