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Gruline House, standing stone 665m WNW of

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4844 / 56°29'3"N

Longitude: -5.9881 / 5°59'17"W

OS Eastings: 154559

OS Northings: 739606

OS Grid: NM545396

Mapcode National: GBR CCLL.3XS

Mapcode Global: WGZDS.Z8PT

Entry Name: Gruline House, standing stone 665m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 26 February 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10587

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

Description

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

The standing stone is located in an arable field some 665m WNW of Gruline House and 120m E of the B8035 road from Salen to Kinloch on Mull. Aligned ENE and WSW, and leaning slightly to the ESE, this straight-sided stone stands 2.3m high and measures 0.8m by 0.25m at its base. Standing stones normally relate 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 with a diameter of 10m, 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 NM53NW 1.

Photographic References:

RCAHMS 1976 Ref: 7746.

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, 68, No. 106.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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