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Killiechronan Farm, standing stone 540m NNE of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5049 / 56°30'17"N

Longitude: -5.999 / 5°59'56"W

OS Eastings: 154018

OS Northings: 741923

OS Grid: NM540419

Mapcode National: GBR CCKJ.BYJ

Mapcode Global: WGZDL.TRHN

Entry Name: Killiechronan Farm, standing stone 540m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 10 February 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10697

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Kilninian and Kilmore

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

The monument comprises a standing stone of prehistoric date.

The monument is situated on a level shelf on the W bank of the Allt Coire Phollachie burn at about 60m OD. The stone stands about 2.55m high and is rectangular in section, measuring c.0.5m in breadth by 0.3m in thickness.

The stone has fallen sideways to the W, the western end being already covered by turf, while a hollow marks what seems to be the socket of the stone under what is now its E end. Near the W end a large slice has been broken off from its underside (originally its W edge), and it is on the shoulder thus formed that the stone has come to rest. The monument probably relates to ritual activity of Neolithic or Bronze Age date (third or second millennium BC).

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to survive. It is circular in shape, with a diameter of 6m, as marked in red on the accompanying map. The above-ground components of the deer fence within the northern portion of the area to be scheduled, and the ditch associated with the adjacent track, are specifically excluded from the scheduling.

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 potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NM54SW 1.

Photographic references:

RCAHMS B991426/PO.

References

RCAHMS (1980a) ARGYLL: AN INVENTORY OF THE MONUMENTS VOLUME 3: MULL, TIREE, COLL AND NORTHERN ARGYLL (EXCLUDING THE EARLY MEDIEVAL AND LATER MONUMENTS OF IONA), Edinburgh: HMSO, 68, No. 108.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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