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Ardfernal,standing stone 60m west of,Jura

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8767 / 55°52'35"N

Longitude: -5.9022 / 5°54'8"W

OS Eastings: 156011

OS Northings: 671719

OS Grid: NR560717

Mapcode National: GBR CFT5.M8K

Mapcode Global: WGZHR.9KN7

Entry Name: Ardfernal,standing stone 60m W of,Jura

Scheduled Date: 19 March 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4739

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

Description

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 standing stone is situated amongst relatively recent rigs. It measures 3.1m in girth and stands 1.2m high. Associated remains are likely in the immediate vicinity. The area to be scheduled measures 10 m in radius, centred on the stone, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved standing stone and associated area of ground which has the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric ceremonial and burial practices. It is of particular importance because of the survival in the area of a number of other stones which are probably of similar date and function; comparison of the group as a whole would be of value.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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