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Beinn Bhan, standing stone 980m WNW of summit

A Scheduled Monument in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5764 / 56°34'35"N

Longitude: -5.8121 / 5°48'43"W

OS Eastings: 165956

OS Northings: 749224

OS Grid: NM659492

Mapcode National: GBR DC1B.DK6

Mapcode Global: WGZD9.PYJT

Entry Name: Beinn Bhan, standing stone 980m WNW of summit

Scheduled Date: 16 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7796

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Morvern

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument is a standing stone, probably of prehistoric date.

The monument lies in a clearing in a conifer plantation at around 330m OD. It consists of a standing stone measuring about 1.8m in height, and some 0.5m by 0.6m at the base. The stone is approximately rectangular in cross-section, and has a pointed top. The monument may relate to ritual activity of Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the standing stone and an area around it within which evidence relating to its erection and use is likely to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 20m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NM 64 NE 8.

References:

RCAHMS (1980) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Argyll: an inventory of the monuments volume 3: Mull, Tiree, Coll and Northern Argyll (excluding the early medieval and later monuments of Iona), 66, No. 93, Edinburgh.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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