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Standing Stone / Menhir

Nearest Town:Oban (10km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NM90623865 / Sheet: 49
Latitude:56° 29' 35.64" N
Longitude:   5° 24' 6.23" W

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Visited 22.7.15

In the school grounds of Benderloch Primary school. Visible from the minor road to Kiel Crofts

The stone is between the school building and the enclosed play ground - next to a bench. Although the original setting of the stone is long gone at least the stone has been preserved within the school. What a great thing to have in your playground! Obviously you need to be careful when you choose to visit the stone, school hours could be a problem - use a bit of sense!

In the trees behind the school (in the location of a destroyed stone circle) I found a large,prostrate, moss covered, stone inbedded in the ground. It certainly looked old and was the right size and shape to be a stone from a circle - I wonder?

Canmore state:
The stone at the north end of Benderloch village is 1.5m in height and 1.1m at the base. 1975 (I assume the school hadn't been built at this point?)

The site of a stone circle lies in arable land between loch Selma and Loch Creran. In a hole nearby there are stones of the circle, some broken. The site of the circle is traceable when thw corn begins to turn yellow, the ring of the circle remains green for a longer period of time. RA Smith 1879
Posted by CARL
24th July 2015ce