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Kilmore,standing stones 230m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Oban South and the Isles, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5866 / 56°35'11"N

Longitude: -6.1732 / 6°10'23"W

OS Eastings: 143865

OS Northings: 751646

OS Grid: NM438516

Mapcode National: GBR CC49.P62

Mapcode Global: WGZD4.4QN0

Entry Name: Kilmore,standing stones 230m SE of

Scheduled Date: 7 January 1985

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4351

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Kilninian and Kilmore

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument consists of four monoliths, one of which has probably been moved to form a gatepost. The three in their original position point NNW/SSE. The monument is of national importance as part of the theme of prehistoric astronomy. The study of prehistoric astronomy demands statistical assessment of well defined groups of megalithic sites. In N Mull there are eight alignments of up to six stones, a remarkable concentration given the sparse distribution of such sites elsewhere in Scotland. The alignments show a marked preference for the N and S quadrants.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This group of sites is of national importance and preservation of its components for meticulous survey, skyline surveys and dating by archaeological means should have a high priority. These sites can illuminate the intellectual achievements of early prehistoric man in Britain in a way that non-megalithic as well as non-megaxylic sites cannot. The implications for studies of social organisation are also of high importance.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NM45SW 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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