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Kempock Stone, Inverkip

A Scheduled Monument in Inverclyde West, Inverclyde

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9614 / 55°57'41"N

Longitude: -4.8198 / 4°49'11"W

OS Eastings: 224079

OS Northings: 677856

OS Grid: NS240778

Mapcode National: GBR 09.XH6S

Mapcode Global: WH2M8.YF18

Entry Name: Kempock Stone, Inverkip

Scheduled Date: 31 July 1930

Last Amended: 30 April 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1651

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Inverkip

County: Inverclyde

Electoral Ward: Inverclyde West

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

Description

The monument comprises a standing stone (1.8m high and 0.6m in diameter) which is situated within an enclosure on the top of a cliff overlooking Kempock Point.

The stone is presumed to date to the Bronze Age, but more recently a strong local folklore has developed about the stone, which is known locally as 'Granny Kempock's Stone'.

The area to be scheduled is triangular on plan and measures up to 1.8m across to include the stone and the area enclosed by the modern railings (but excluding their above ground structure), as indicated in red on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it has the potential to provide information about Bronze Age ritual and burial practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is RCAHMS number NS 27 NW 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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