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Branault,standing stones 120m north west of

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7513 / 56°45'4"N

Longitude: -6.047 / 6°2'49"W

OS Eastings: 152691

OS Northings: 769503

OS Grid: NM526695

Mapcode National: GBR CBGW.704

Mapcode Global: WGZCF.2KRP

Entry Name: Branault,standing stones 120m NW of

Scheduled Date: 10 April 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6176

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

This monument consists of two standing stones in a hollow between a pair of ridges of rock.

The stones are composed of basalt. One stone measures 2.2m in height, 1m by 0.6m at the base and has a rounded top. The other stone is located 0.9m to the NNW and measures 0.5m in height and 0.5m by 0.4m at the base.

The area to be scheduled measures 25m in diameter, to include the two standing stones and an area around in which deposits connected with the erection and use of the stones may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric ritual and religious beliefs.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NM 56 NW 2.

Reference:

RCAHMS (1972) Argyll List, Vol. 3, No. 99.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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