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Bute, Ardmaleish

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Bute, Ardmaleish

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 40299

Site Number NS06NE 10

NGR NS 07390 69212

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS06NE 10 0738 6920.

(NS 0738 6920) Standing Stone (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1957)

There is a large standing stone a little north of Ardmaleish farm steading.

Name Book 1863; J K Hewison 1893

There is no stone in the area indicated, nor is there one known locally.

Visited by OS (TRG) 20 October 1976

Nothing is visible of this standing stone, which stood about 150m NE of Ardmaleish farmsteading (NS06NE 53), in what is now an improved field. The stone was first depicted on May's estate map (1780-82), at which time the ground around it was being cultivated, and it is also shown on Mackinlay's Map of North Bute, dated 1823. The stone is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire and Buteshire 1869, Sheet CXCVI) and is described in the contemporary Name Book as 'a large standing stone, which the Rev. Mr McBride believed was a "monumental stone"' (No.5, p.26). The stone is also shown on the 2nd edition of the map (Buteshire 1897, Sheet CXCVI.SW).

Visited by RCAHMS (GFG, JBS) 5 May 2009.

Activities

Antiquarian Mapping (1780 - 1782)

Antiquarian Mapping (1823)

Field Visit (1863)

Desk Based Assessment (23 July 1971)

(NS 0738 6920) Standing Stone (NR) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1957)

There is a large standing stone a little north of Ardmaleish farm steading.

Information from OS (IF) 23 July 1971

Name Book 1863; J K Hewison 1893

Field Visit (20 October 1976)

There is no stone in the area indicated, nor is there one known locally.

Visited by OS (TRG) 20 October 1976

Field Visit (5 May 2009)

Nothing is visible of this standing stone, which stood about 150m NE of Ardmaleish farmsteading, in what is now an improved field. The stone was first depicted on May's estate map (1780-82), at which time the ground around it was being cultivated, and it is also shown on Mackinlay's Map of North Bute, dated 1823. The stone is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire and Buteshire 1869, Sheet CXCVI) and is described in the contemporary Name Book as 'a large standing stone, which the Rev. Mr McBride believed was a "monumental stone"' (Name Book No.5, p.26). The stone is also shown on the 2nd edition of the map (Buteshire 1897, Sheet CXCVI.SW).

Visited by RCAHMS (GFG, JBS) 5 May 2009.

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