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Lochead, Achahoish

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Lochead, Achahoish

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Lochead

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 ( - 1977)

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.

Architecture Notes

See also under Lochead Burialground where stones are now kept.

See also Archaeology notes.


Field Visit (May 1983)

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 otherwise it rises uniformly to a flat top (Campbell and Sandeman 1964).

Visited May 1983



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