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Islay, Ardtalla

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Islay, Ardtalla

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 38056

Site Number NR45SE 16

NGR NR 4657 5456

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

NR45SE 16 4657 5456.

NR 466 546. There are two standing stones at Ardtalla farm:

(a); 15.24m NW of the SW gable, is leaning, greatest height 1.40m; breadth 0.33m and thickness 0.48m.

(b); 27.43m NE of the farm, is an isolated, earthfast stone, 0.69m high, 0.66m broad and 0.45m thick, tapering to 0.40m by 0.38m.

I D Shanks 1976.

NR 4657 5456 (a) An upright stone 0.5m by 0.4m by 1.3m high. Although this may be a Standing Stone it is situated in an area of outcropping blocks of rock and has a somewhat natural appearance.

NR 4667 5458 (b). A small insignificant boulder. Not an antiquity.

(a). Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (BS) 21 June 1978.

This standing stone is situated 18m NW of the SW gable of Ardtalla farmhouse. Leaning slightly to the SSE, it measures

0.48m by 0.48m at the base and 1.25m height.

RCAHMS 1984

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