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Tollard House,rock carvings 60m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.8682 / 55°52'5"N

Longitude: -4.9835 / 4°59'0"W

OS Eastings: 213413

OS Northings: 667912

OS Grid: NS134679

Mapcode National: GBR GF26.G07

Mapcode Global: WH2ML.FR3R

Entry Name: Tollard House,rock carvings 60m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 12 August 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5431

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: pit alignment (ritual or funerary)

Location: Dunoon and Kilmun

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Dunoon

Traditional County: Argyllshire


The monument consists of a series of rock carvings on the back wall of a natural rock shelter in the grounds of Tollard House.

The carvings cover an area c.1.5m in length and c.0.7m above ground level. They consist principally of a series of incised "herringbones", with vertical lengths ranging from 5-10cm. Amongst these one marking forms a shape roughly like a shield.

The area to be scheduled measures 25m from ENE to WSW by 20m transversely to include the rock shelter and its overhang together with an area to either side and in front of it in which associated remains might be expected to be found. This area is 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 provide information about prehistoric rock carvings, of which it is a very unusual example.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS16NW 11.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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