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Castle Sween

Findspot, Arrowhead (Flint), Carved Stone Ball (Neolithic)

Site Name Castle Sween

Classification Findspot, Arrowhead (Flint), Carved Stone Ball (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 39029

Site Number NR77NW 1.01

NGR NR 7123 7883

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NR77NW 1.01 7123 7883

A Neolithic 6-knobbed stone ball, 2 7/8" in diameter, found between the SW wall of the courtyard of Castle Sween and the square W tower, during excavations by the Ministy of Works, and three medieval brooches and implements are in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS] (Accession nos: AS 191, HX 236 - 241).

A barbed-and-tanged arrowhead, from below the gate on the outer side, was reported sent to Ministry of Works [MoW], Stirling ? c. 1927.

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1940; M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964.

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