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Islay, Kepolls

Stone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Islay, Kepolls

Classification Stone (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 37689

Site Number NR36NE 19

NGR NR 3792 6662

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Killarow And Kilmeny
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR36NE 19 3792 6662.

(NR 3792 6662) Standing Stone (NR)

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

This "standing stone" has been prostrate for many years. It measures 7ft 8ins by 4ft 8ins by 1ft 10ins. One edge has a notch 2 1/2ins deep by 13 1/2-16 1/2ins wide (Mackrory and Mackrory 1959).

Campbell (information contained in letter from J A Campbell, King's College, Cambridge to OS, 28 May 1975) notes that this appears to be a number of stones, part of two or possibly three slightly separated stone alignments, there seems to be no stone significantly larger than the others, ie. the largest stone is itself only medium-sized. (Possibly

the stone broke when it fell: the Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB 1878) describes it as erect "very large, about 6ft in height").

B Mackrory and C Mackrory 1959; Name Book 1878.

A recumbent stone at the NW side of an old field bank. It measures 2.4m long by 1.5m broad by 0.5m thick. No other significant stones.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (JM) 2 June 1978.

The standing stone recorded on the 2nd edition of the 0S 6-inch map (sheet cxcviii. 1900). on the SE side of Glean

Mhartuin, 640m NW of Kepolls, has since fallen. It lies on the line of a turf boundary-wall which runs along the edge of

slight terrace above the low-lying land at the sw end of Loch Finlaggan. Measuring 2.4m in length, 1.5m in breadth an

0.5m in average thickness, it originally stood about 1.8m in height.


This alleged standing stone lies on the line of an old field bank. It may be nothing more than a large erratic boulder.

Visited by RCAHMS (ARW/SPH) 10 September 1993.


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