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Creagantairbh Beag,standing stone at south end of Loch Ederline

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1586 / 56°9'31"N

Longitude: -5.4484 / 5°26'54"W

OS Eastings: 185956

OS Northings: 701571

OS Grid: NM859015

Mapcode National: GBR DDXF.R4Y

Mapcode Global: WH0HR.8GSL

Entry Name: Creagantairbh Beag,standing stone at S end of Loch Ederline

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1933

Last Amended: 11 January 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM194

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Kilmartin

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

This broken standing stone is situated immediately E of the public road (B840) in an improved pasture field about 140m E of the Creagantairbh Beag farmstead. Aligned E-W, the stump measures 1.4m by 0.5m at the base and rises to a height of 1.8m. From the size of the broken portion, which was blown down in 1879, and now lies immediately to the E, it would appear that the original height of the stone was about 5m. The area to be scheduled is semi-circular on plan with a diameter of 15m, to include the standing stone, its broken portion and an area around in which traces of evidence associated with its use and construction may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to provide information about Bronze Age social and ritual practice including, potentially, astronomical observances. Its significance is enhanced by the immediate proximity of three burial cairns and a cupmarked rock, which form part of a marked cluster of these and similar contemporary monuments in the Kilmartin area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is RCAHMS number NM 80 SE 29 and is number 208 in the RCAHMS Inventory for Mid Argyll and Cowal, published in 1988.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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