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Finlaggan,standing stones 190m east of and standing stone 80m WSW of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8395 / 55°50'22"N

Longitude: -6.1612 / 6°9'40"W

OS Eastings: 139575

OS Northings: 668534

OS Grid: NR395685

Mapcode National: GBR CF58.NPX

Mapcode Global: WGZHT.BHB6

Entry Name: Finlaggan,standing stones 190m E of and standing stone 80m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 14 October 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5788

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Killarow and Kilmeny

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument consists of two elements. A single standing stone situated in the NW corner of a field of improved pasture 80m WSW of Finlaggan farmsteading, and two recumbent stones on a slight ridge in a largely improved field 190m to the E of the farm.

The single stone is 2m high and 1.4m by 0.7m at the base; it is aligned with its long axis NW-SE. Martin, who visited Islay about 1695, mentions the existence of two standing stones, but gives no indication of their position. He may have been referring to the other two stones, now recumbent. These two stone blocks each measure 1.8m by 1m by 0.5m.

The areas to be scheduled measure 20m in diameter (centred on NR39276856) and 30m from NW to SE by 20m transversely (centred on NR39576853) to include the stones and an area around in which evidence associated with their construction and use may survive, as marked in red on the accomapnying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it represents a group of standing stones, probably erected in the Bronze Age, which have the potential to provide information about prehistoric ritual and burial practice.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NR 36 NE 3 and 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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