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Glennan

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Glennan</b>Posted by rockartukImage © rockartuk
Nearest Town:Lochgilphead (13km S)
OS Ref (GB):   NM857011 / Sheet: 55
Latitude:56° 9' 15.29" N
Longitude:   5° 27' 3.42" W

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Visited 24.7.15

This standing stone is only a short distance away from the Creagantairbh stones. If visiting one stone along this beautiful valley it makes perfect sense to visit the other.

There is just about room to park on the narrow road but it is tight. Access is via a gate and then up a rough track. The stone is quite close to a farm house but I never saw anyone at home so it wasn't a problem.

The stone is 2m high and covered with moss.

The cairn next to the stone consists of an overgrown mound of 'spiky' grass. There are many stones sticking out of the ground.

Unfortunately I didn't know about the rock art at the time so missed that. Well worth a visit.
Posted by CARL
4th August 2015ce

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Glennan (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

This site deserves it's own page but as there is no appropriate site type (Cinerary Urn (findspot )) in the site type list list it will have to be included with the nearest available site .

It's approx 500 m east of the Glennan marked rocks .

Discovered by a bird watcher ,after publication of the RCAHMS Kilmartin guide .

"NM 8622 0097 An evaluation was undertaken of the findspot of a cremation deposit in an urn within a boulder shelter near to Kilmartin Glen.

Excavation established that the urn was cordoned and had been inverted in an irregular cut into the scree slope below the boulder shelter. The urn is decorated with horizontal lines of impressed decoration comprising twisted cord and bone. Only the upper 0.15m of the vessel survives; its poor condition necessitated the contents being excavated in situ and the vessel was lifted in pieces. All spoil was sieved, resulting in the recovery of further burnt bone, fragments of pot and a single retouched flint flake.

It was impossible to establish the nature of potential further archaeological deposits under the area of the boulder shelter because of constraints of space and issues of safety.

See https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-310-1/dissemination/pdf/sair8.pdf
For more detail .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
5th May 2017ce

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5th May 2017ce

Glennan (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

I found these engravings about four years ago close to the recorded Glennan site and assumed they were known about but it was only when reading the reports and these wern't mentioned that it became apparent that they were a "new" find . tiompan Posted by tiompan
26th July 2010ce

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26th July 2010ce

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rockartuk Posted by rockartuk
23rd August 2006ce

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30th June 2004ce
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