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Islay, Knockdon

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Islay, Knockdon

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 37749

Site Number NR36SW 12

NGR NR 3361 6424

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

NR36SW 12 3361 6424.

(NR 3360 6423) Standing Stone (NR)

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

This standing stone is wedge-shaped with a slight taper to the E. face. It measures 5ft 8ins high, (S.face: 14ins wide, W face: 31ins, N face: 23ins, E face: 19ins.) There are various artificially-placed small stones nearby in a field.

F Celoria 1959.

A standing stone situated on a gentle rise in pastureland. It is 1.5m high, 0.9m broad and 0.5m thick. A number of small packing stones are visible at the base.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (T R G) 2 July 1978.

This stone is situated in pasture on a shoulder of rising ground about 550m ESE of Knockdon farmhouse. 0f trapezoidal cross-section, it measures about 0.9m by 0.6m at the base and rises with a slight taper to a height of1.7m. The jagged top and the presence of flake-scars on the otherwise smoothly dressed sides suggest, however, that the stone has been damaged and may once have been higher.



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