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Lochead, Achahoish

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Lochead, Achahoish

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Lochend

Canmore ID 39022

Site Number NR77NE 4

NGR NR 7771 7800

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish South Knapdale
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR77NE 4 7771 7800.

(NR 7771 7800) Standing Stone (NAT)

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed., (1924)

This standing stone measures 6'10" x 2'6" - 2'8" x 11" 1'6", axis NW. Tradition of 'erection' by a 19th century proprietor's son on the eve of his departure for India.

M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964.

A more likely version says he whitewashed it during a farewell party. A standing stone as described. The 19th century origin could not be confirmed, but there is no reason to suppose that it is not prehistoric. Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (IA) 20 June 1973.

NR 7772 7801. No change to the previous reports.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (BS) 27 January 1977.

This stone is situated on the N bank of the Allt Cinn-locha about 220m SSE of Lochead and 20m SW of a small circular graveyard. Aligned WNW and ESE, it is 2.05m high and measures 1.1m by 0.35m at the base; there is a distinct step in the ESE side, but outherwise it rises uniformly to a flat top (Campbell and Sandeman 1964).

Visited May 1983

RCAHMS 1988

Architecture Notes

See also under Lochead Burialground where stones are now kept.

See also Archaeology notes.

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