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Ford,stone setting 270m south west of Ford Hotel

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1745 / 56°10'28"N

Longitude: -5.4382 / 5°26'17"W

OS Eastings: 186674

OS Northings: 703308

OS Grid: NM866033

Mapcode National: GBR DDYD.9T6

Mapcode Global: WH0HR.F2LC

Entry Name: Ford,stone setting 270m SW of Ford Hotel

Scheduled Date: 30 September 1933

Last Amended: 15 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM202

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone setting

Location: Kilmartin

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

This monument is situated in an improved field, 400m S of Loch Awe and 270m SW of Ford Hotel.

Of the two stones which originally stood in this field, only one now remains in situ; it measures 0.7m by 0.55m at the base and rises with straight sides to a flat top at a height of 3m. The Ordnance Survey Name Book records that 'one of the stones is aabout 10ft. high the

other only a few inches. They are supposed to mark the site of an ancient grave' and both stones are depicted on the first edition map, but by 1900 only one stone is depicted and the second stone is said to have been removed to Auchinellan House (NM865026).

The area to be scheduled is circular on plan and measures 40m in diameter, to include the extant stone, the location of the original setting of the second and an area around in which associated remains may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is one of a group of standing stones and setting in Mid Argyll which form one of the most impressive groups of monuments in the area, although also one of the most enigmatic; this includes several standing stones in the immediate vicinity of Ford. The stone setting has the potential to provide information about Bronze Age social and ritual practice including, potentially, astronomical observations.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is RCAHMS number NM 80 SE 42.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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