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Poltalloch, Saint Columba's Chapel

Cross Slab(S) (Early Medieval)

Site Name Poltalloch, Saint Columba's Chapel

Classification Cross Slab(S) (Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Poltalloch Estate; Barrnakill; Oib Mhor

Canmore ID 39499

Site Number NR89NW 55

NGR NR 8160 9653

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilmartin
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR89NW 55 8160 9653

See also NR78NE 1, NR89NW 54 and NR89SW 13.

For Poltalloch Estate, St Columba's Chapel (NR 81604 96531), see NR89NW 81.03.

(NR 8160 9653) There are two early cross slabs in the graveyard, on the N side of St Columba's Chapel. One, from Barrnakill, is described and illustrated on NR89SW 13. The other, labelled Oib Mhor, 1927 (NR78NE 1) has on one face a plain incised cross; the other, a wheel-headed cross with pits at the intersections of the limbs, traces of a long shaft, and possibly of the head prolonged above the ring.

M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964.

These cross slabs are as described.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (IA), 30 April 1973

NR 8160 9654. Two cross slabs as described by Campbell and Sandeman.

Surveyed at 1/10,000.

Visited by OS (BS), 14 April 1977


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