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Poltalloch Estate

Axehead, Battleaxe, Beaker, Food Vessel

Site Name Poltalloch Estate

Classification Axehead, Battleaxe, Beaker, Food Vessel

Alternative Name(s) Poltalloch Castle

Canmore ID 39503

Site Number NR89NW 59

NGR NR 81 96

NGR Description NR c. 81 96

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 59 c. 81 96

See also:

NR89NW 36 NR 8204 9714 Cists; Food Vessel; Jet Necklace; Flints

NR89NW 37 NR 820 971 Cists: Long; Stone: Ogam-inscribed

NR89NW 38 NR 8212 9735 Cists; Beaker; Food Vessel; Cup-markings; Stone Settings

NR89NW 56 NR 8230 9760 Cist

NR89NW 69 NR c. 81 96 Stone Axe

NR89NW 88 NR 820 972 Burial

NR89NW 89 NR c. 81 96 Cists

NR89NW 93 NR c. 81 96 Socketed, Bronze Axe

Finds from the Poltalloch estate, which are in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS], include a beaker (HPO 13); sherds of 3 beakers (HPO 15-17); a food vessel (HPO 14), a battleaxe (HPO 26), flints (HPO 21-5) and a large Tievebullaigh axe (L.1962.1). The estate formerly extended from Loch Awe to Loch Sween, and from Loch Craignish to Knockalva.

M Campbell and M Sandeman 1964.

NMS HPO 26 is a battle-axe of Intermediate-Developed form which has been petrologically identified as porphyritic olivine basalt.

T H McK Clough and W A Cummins 1988.


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