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Mid Sannox

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<b>Mid Sannox</b>Posted by greywetherImage © greywether
Nearest Town:Rothesay (19km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NS014458 / Sheets: 63, 69
Latitude:55° 39' 53.63" N
Longitude:   5° 9' 28.66" W

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Driving north out of Sannox, you pass the old Sannox Congregational church on a right hand bend - turn into this small track and park by the old (and now closed) church.

Standing proudly in the gardens of Dundarragh Cottage at Sannox, this stone is a beaut. As the cottage is a holiday home and was unoccupied, we had a cheeky wander round. The stone which stands across the road (up past the golf club) is very similar - but some distance - so it is possible that one or both may have been moved? Or maybe they aren't linked? Who knows?
Vicster Posted by Vicster
22nd May 2010ce
Edited 31st May 2010ce

Said in some accounts to be the remains of a stone circle demolished in 1836, this stone stands 2.7m high near the road.

There is another 2.7m stone nearby (Sannox Bay at NS016456).

Visited 10 May 2005
greywether Posted by greywether
16th May 2005ce


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The last time that Arran saw an enemy on its soil, was during the temporary occupation of Scotland by the usurper Oliver Cromwell. He placed a garrison of eighty men in Brodick Castle [..] His troops fell victims to the angry passions of the Highlanders. It would appear that they used some improper liberties with the females of the island, and otherwise conducted themselves with the usual license of conquerors. The Highlanders, fired by such insults, watched their opportunity for revenge; and, taking the Englishmen by surprise when out on a foraging excursion, they put them all to the sword. The last of the party that fell was dragged forth from his concealment under a large stone near the road side at Sannox, which still, from its remarkable appearance, attracts the notice of visitors.
I'm sure he wasn't, but who wants to spoil a good story. From p 22 of the Buteshire section of the New Statistical Account of Scotland (v5 - 1845).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th September 2007ce


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Only managed a drive-by to see this impressive stone whilst trying to find the B+B. Tempers were begining to fray in the car so I thought it best not to stop!

When near Sannox don't miss the nearby wonderful re-created Viking ship in the small harbour.
Posted by CARL
31st July 2015ce