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Tarbert,standing stone,Jura

A Scheduled Monument in Kintyre and the Islands, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.9738 / 55°58'25"N

Longitude: -5.838 / 5°50'16"W

OS Eastings: 160628

OS Northings: 682297

OS Grid: NR606822

Mapcode National: GBR CDZX.SSM

Mapcode Global: WGZHD.937Q

Entry Name: Tarbert,standing stone,Jura

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4738

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Jura

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument is an area of ground containing a standing stone and traces of activities associated with the erection and use of the standing stone. The stone stands 2.5m high and measures 0.6m by 0.25m at base. It is situated 290m W of the chapel and burial ground at Tarbert. A low mound extends NW of it. The scheduled area includes the stone itself and an area within an 8m radius of it, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an exceptionally well-preserved standing stone and an area round it containing traces of activities associated with its erection and use which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric ceremonial and burial practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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