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Islay, Finlaggan

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Islay, Finlaggan

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Loch Finlaggan

Canmore ID 37701

Site Number NR36NE 3

NGR NR 3927 6856

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 3 3927 6856

(NR 3927 6856) Standing Stone (NR)

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

This standing stone is 6ft 8ins in height, 4ft 4ins in width, and 1ft 10ins in thickness. It is unmarked; its edges are rounded.

F Celoria 1959.

An erect slab pointed at the top, the edges rounded, and aligned WNW-ESE along its broad face. It is 2.1m high by 1.4m broad by 0.6m thick.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (JM) 2 June 1978.

In gently sloping arable land 110m W of Finlaggan farmhouse there is a standing stone which measures 2m in

height and 1.4m by 0.7m at the base; it is aligned with its long axis NW and SE.

Martin,' who visited Islay about 1695, mentions the existence at Finlaggan of a second standing stone, also about

2m high, but gives no other indication of its position.

RCAHMS 1984

Documentary research and geophysical survey was carried out on 24-6 June 1994 for the Channel Four Television 'Time Team' series and aimed to investigate this stone. It was found that Martin Martin apparently refers to two stones at this point, while geophysical survey revealed 'what looked like a series of pits or features' (possibly suggesting a stone row or circle) in the area around the stone.

Channel Four Television 1994.

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