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Stonefield

Burial Ground (Period Unknown)

Site Name Stonefield

Classification Burial Ground (Period Unknown)

Alternative Name(s) Port Nan Paisd; Infants' Graveyard

Canmore ID 39363

Site Number NR87SE 2

NGR NR 8636 7201

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

NR87SE 2 8636 7201.

(NR 8636 7201) Burial Ground (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 1st ed., (1867)

Mr McKellar, the grieve at Stonefield, states that in olden times, children were brought from various parts of the country and buried in this small piece of ornamental ground adjoining the bay of Port nam Paisd.

Name Book 1867.

In his book, White (1875) adds that this burial ground is covered by a small fir coppice. It was not identified by Campbell and Sandeman.

T P White 1875; M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964.

There is no trace of a burial ground in this area.

No further information.

Visited by OS (D W R) 21 June 1973.

Activities

Field Visit (August 1976)

No visible remains of this infants' graveyard were identified. It is supposed to have given its name to the adjacent inlet, Port nan Paisd ('harbour of the child') (en.1).

RCAHMS 1992, visited August 1976

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