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Kintraw,cairns and standing stone 200m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.1878 / 56°11'16"N

Longitude: -5.4979 / 5°29'52"W

OS Eastings: 183046

OS Northings: 704974

OS Grid: NM830049

Mapcode National: GBR DDTC.6GT

Mapcode Global: WH0HJ.JQ5Q

Entry Name: Kintraw,cairns and standing stone 200m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 28 August 1933

Last Amended: 20 November 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM210

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: Kilmartin

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire


This monument comprises a complex of funerary and ritual structures of Bronze Age date. The standing stone measures c.4m in height and has a horizontal notch cut into it c.1.5m from the ground. The remains of 4 grass-covered cairns lie to the NE of the stone, ranging in diameter from 6-16m. Excavation in 1959-60 revealed that the southernmost cairn was kerbed and contained a cist: finds included decorated jet beads. The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 100m square, to include the visible remains and an area around in which traces of activity associated with their use will survive, as depicted in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well-preserved complex of funerary and ritual structures of Bronze Age date. As such it has the potential to enhance our understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices. It is of particular importance for its potential to elucidate the relationship between burial cairns and standing stones.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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