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Gigha, Carragh An Tarbert

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Gigha, Carragh An Tarbert

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Carragh An Tarbet

Canmore ID 38608

Site Number NR65SE 22

NGR NR 6555 5228

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Gigha And Cara
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR65SE 22 6555 5228.

(NR 6555 5227) Standing Stone (NR).

(Carragh an Tarbert) (NAT).

OS 6" map, (1924)

A prominent standing stone situated close to the E side of the public road. Known as "The Druids' Stone", it measures 0.9m by 0.41m at the base, and rises to a height of 2.34m; the longer axis is aligned N and S. It now leans considerably out of the vertical towards the E and, due to the weathering of a natural fissure, the top is divided into two peaks by a deep indentation.

RCAHMS 1971.

No change to RCAHMS report.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (J M) 18 January 1978.

Said to be a 1st millenium BC Lunar Observatory by Thom

A Thom 1971; A Thom 1979.

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