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Islay, Ardilistry

Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Islay, Ardilistry

Classification Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Canmore ID 38005

Site Number NR44NW 27

NGR NR 4426 4919

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

NR44NW 27 4426 4919.

(NR 4427 4920) Standing Stones (NAT)

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

These four stones are difficult to locate. The tallest is about 20ins, and the smallest 9ins high. They form a rectangle about 6ft square, probably a grave.

W Lamont 1959.

NR 4426 4919. This artificial setting of four stones, on level, rough pasture, has an elevated but inconspicuous prospect.

The stones form the points of a rectangle and are roughly orientated N-S, E-W, with diagonal measurements, from stone centres, of 3.0m N-S by 2.7m E-W. They appear to be set at a deliberate angle, one to another. The north stone measures 0.4m high by 0.4m wide and 0.2m thick.

East stone:- 0.35m high, 0.5m wide, 0.15m thick.

South stone:- 0.5m high, 0.5m wide, 0.2m thick.

West stone:- 0.2m high, 0.5m wide, 0.2m thick.

Only the west stone appears damaged; it may only be the stump of a once larger piece.

The interior is featureless and at the same level as the surrounding ground with no vegetational difference.

This is a probable 'four-poster'.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (JRL) 20 June 1978.

This small stone circle stands on poorly-drained level ground 220m NE of Ardilistry. It consists of four stones, each

measuring about 0.5m by 0.2m at the base, which have suffered considerable damage; only the N stone, a truncated

pyramid 0.4m high, appears to survive to anything approaching its original height. The E, S and W stones are no

more than stumps, 0.3m, 0.6m and 0.2m in height respectively.

RCAHMS 1984

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