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Lochbuie, standing stone 525m east of

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

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Latitude: 56.3609 / 56°21'39"N

Longitude: -5.8607 / 5°51'38"W

OS Eastings: 161628

OS Northings: 725428

OS Grid: NM616254

Mapcode National: GBR CCXX.29K

Mapcode Global: WGZFF.YCCZ

Entry Name: Lochbuie, standing stone 525m E of

Scheduled Date: 11 March 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10847

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Torosay

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument comprises a single standing stone of prehistoric date, visible as an upstanding monument.

The standing stone lies in the SE part of the Isle of Mull, some 940m W of Loch Uisg, at a height of about 14m OD. The stone stands 2m high and measures 1.55m by 0.4m at its base. It is oriented ENE-WSW. The top appears to have been deliberately broken off.

This standing stone lies only some 360m NNW of Lochbuie stone circle and standing stones, and less than 200m from Lochbuie cairn. The monument is evidently part of a prehistoric ritual landscape and is probably of Neolithic or Bronze Age date (late third or second millennium BC).

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material is likely to survive. It is circular in shape and measures 15m in diameter, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

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. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of similar character and potentially contemporary date, suggesting that it is part of a prehistoric ritual landscape.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NM62NW 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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