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Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Avinagillan

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 39334

Site Number NR86NW 1

NGR NR 8390 6745

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)

NR86NW 1 8390 6745.

(NR 8389 6745) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 6" map (1924)

This stone, standing 5"10" high, measures 3'2" at base, narrowing to 2'3". It is c.6" thick E-W.

M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964

As described.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (DWR) 2 June 1973

NR 8391 6746. No change to the previous information.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (BS) 7 March 1977


Field Visit (21 September 1942)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.

Field Visit (May 1982)

Situated 350m NE of Avinagillan and now leaning to the S, this stone is aligned N and S and measures 1.8m in height and 1.05m by 0.2m at the base; the N side is straight, but the S side has a slight step before rising to a flat top (Campbell and Sandeman 1964).

Visited May 1982



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