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Ballymeanoch - Standing Stones

Site/Artefact
Ballymeanoch

Type
Standing stones

Site Number
27

National Grid Reference
1833 East
6964 North

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Ordnance Survey Landranger 55

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standing stones

 close up of carvings

Excavation Details
aerial photo
The stump of a fallen stone was excavated and removed in 1977.

Description
This setting now comprises six stones arranged in two roughly parallel lines aligned NW-SE. Excavation revealed cremation deposits under the stump of a fallen seventh stone which stood 18m WNW of the main setting and was decorated with cup-and-ring marks and one complete perforation. Nearby are several other prehistoric monuments.

This view from the SW shows the two parallel rows of standing stones, these are the tallest erect stones in the area with some more than 4m high. The woodland behind contains a number of cists, known about before the area was planted with conifers. Since the felling of the conifers in 1995 only 1 has been rediscovered.

Access/Ownership
All the Ballymeanoch monuments are managed by Historic Scotland and accessible via pathways leading from the dedicated car park at Duncraigaig.

References

Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts

 1. Kilmory Oib
 2. Druim an Dúin
 3. Duntroon
 4. Dún Ardifur 1
 5. Eilean Rígh 1
 6. Dún Chonaillach
 7. Loch Awe Crannogs
 8. Torran Hoard
 9. Dún na Nighinne
10. Kilmartin Parish Church
11. Temple Wood Stone Circles
12. Ogham stone, Poltalloch
13. Barnakil Cross
14. Kilbride Chapel
15. Kilbride Crosses
16. Dunadd Fort
17. In Nomine disk
18. Brooch Moulds
19. Dunadd cross-marked quern
20. Loch Glashan Crannog
21. Glebe Cairn

22. Nether Largie North
23. Nether Largie Mid
24. Nether Largie South
25. Ri Cruin
26. Nether Largie
27. Ballymeanoch - Stones
28. Ballymeanoch - Henge
29. Ballymeanoch - Cairn
30. Dunchragaig
31. Baluachraig
32. Carnassarie Castle
33. BallymeanocH - Barrow
34. Dun Mac Samhainn
35. Glenmoine, Upper Largie
36. Creag a' Mhadaidh
37. Carnassarie - Round Cairn
38. Carnasserie - Standing Stones
39. Carnasserie - Cist
40. Carnasserie Cottage
41. Upper Largie - Cist
42. Upper Largie - Rock Carvings

43. Nether Largie
44. Poltalloch - Cist
45. Poltalloch - cists
46. Bruach an Druimein
47. Dunchraigaig - Dun
48. Poltalloch - Round Cairn
49. Rownfield - Cist
50. Ballymeanoch - Cist
51. Poltalloch - Cists
52. Ballymeanoch - Dun
53. Dunadd - Standing Stones
54. Dunadd - Standing Stone
55. Baile Mor - Dun
56. Anaskeog - Rock Carvings
57. Bariole
58. Rhudil - Round Cairn 1
59. Rhudil - Round Cairn 2
60. Kilmartin Castle
61. Slockavullin
62. Rowanfield - Standing Stone
63. Poltalloch - Cremation

 

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