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Poit na h-I (Pottie), standing stone 365m NNE of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3163 / 56°18'58"N

Longitude: -6.3273 / 6°19'38"W

OS Eastings: 132509

OS Northings: 722177

OS Grid: NM325221

Mapcode National: GBR BDR0.YBD

Mapcode Global: WGYD8.SH5Q

Entry Name: Poit na h-I (Pottie), standing stone 365m NNE of

Scheduled Date: 26 February 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10625

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

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

The standing stone is situated in a gently sloping arable field at about 40m OD. It consists of an irregularly shaped granite stone standing to a height of about 2.4m. It is roughly triangular at the base, measuring 0.8m by 0.7m by 0.4m. Some stones cleared from the field have been piled around its base. 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 is likely to survive. It is circular in shape, centred on the standing stone, with a diameter of 20m, 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 potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NM32SW 2.

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, 70, No. 112.

Photographic references:

RCAHMS AG/7939.

RCAHMS AG/7940.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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