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Achnancarranan Standing Stones
10 posts
An Dunan Hillfort
11 posts
The Ard Promontory Fort
15 posts
Ardilistry Stone Circle
3 posts
Ardnave Loch Crannog
17 posts
1 site
Ballinaby (south) Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Ballynaughton Chambered Cairn
11 posts
Barr An T-Seann Duine Promontory Fort
6 posts
Branhunisary Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Caisteal Mhic Dhomhnuill Cairn(s)
3 posts
Callumkill Cairn(s)
12 posts
Carnduncan Cairn(s)
11 posts
Carragh Bhan Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
Clachan Ceann Ile Standing Stone / Menhir
9 posts
Cnoc Mor Ghrasdail Cairn(s)
2 posts
Cnoc nan Guaillean Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
1 site
Cnoc nan Nathrach Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
11 posts
Cnoc Seannda Cairn(s)
7 posts
Coille A'chnoic Mhoir Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Cornabus Standing Stone / Menhir
18 posts
Cragabus Chambered Tomb
10 posts
Creagan Na Ceardaich Moire Hillfort
44 posts
Cultoon Stone Circle
6 posts
Druim Mor Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
Druim nam Madagan (Torradale) Chambered Tomb
16 posts
Dun An Rudha Bhuide Stone Fort / Dun
16 posts
Dun A Chail Stone Fort / Dun
10 posts
Dun Dearg Stone Fort / Dun
1 post
Dun Fhinn Stone Fort / Dun
3 posts
Dun Nosebridge Hillfort
3 posts
Eilean Mhuireill Crannog
4 posts
Eilean Na Comhairle Stone Fort / Dun
12 posts
Finlaggan Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
Frachdale Chambered Cairn
4 posts
Gartacharra Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Glac A' Charraigh Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Glasgo Beag Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
13 posts
Kilbride Standing Stone / Menhir
11 posts
Kilchiaran Cup Marked Stone
11 posts
Knocklearoch Standing Stones
5 posts
Lagavulin Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Loch Ballygrant Crannog
15 posts
Port Charlotte Chambered Tomb
16 posts
Port Ellen Standing Stone / Menhir
11 posts
Sron Dubh Promontory Fort
9 posts
Sruthan Na Cille Stone Fort / Dun
4 posts
Suidh' An Eoin Mor Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Tayandock Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Trudernish Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Trudernish Point Promontory Fort
16 posts
Uiskentuie Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
1 site
Upper Cragabus Cairn(s)
Sites of disputed antiquity:
6 posts
Tobar na Dabhaich Sacred Well

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Clachan Ceann Ile (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

Canmore ID 38030


Clachan Ceann Ile Standing Stones
Posted by markj99
25th July 2020ce

Ardilistry (Stone Circle) — Links

Canmore ID 38005


Ardilistry Four Poster
Posted by markj99
25th July 2020ce

Ardilistry (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Taking the advice of previous Stoners, I tramped across boggy marshland taking the SW edge of the knoll as a bearing.
The stone circle is c.20 yards SW from the knoll however it is difficult to spot as all 4 stones are less than 0.5m high.
Canmore ID 38005 (go to Links) states that Ardilistry is "a probable 'four-poster'".
Given the diminutive nature of Ardilistry Four Poster there is greater satisfaction in having found it than having seen it.
PS I investigated a suspicious gap in the knoll to the NE. I found a narrow channel lined with stones and a possible stone chamber. It is not listed as a cairn so I would be interested in other Stoners opinions.
Posted by markj99
25th July 2020ce

Frachdale (Chambered Cairn) — Links

Canmore ID 37607


Frachdale Chambered Cairn
Posted by markj99
25th July 2020ce

Glac A' Charraigh (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

Canmore ID 37289


Glac A' Charraigh Recumbant Stone
Posted by markj99
25th July 2020ce

Glac A' Charraigh (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Visited 24.08.19

Thanks to persistence and drewbhoy's pictures, I managed to find this shy and retiring recumbent stone after 15 minutes of tramping in moorland. The stone lies in a hollow guarded by reeds. As ever, I thought it should be easier than that so I have formulated an improved method to find Glac A' Charraigh.
Park in the large passing place 150 yards before the sharp corner at NR 29643 43061. Walk 200 yards NE from the gate at the corner of the field. If the stone is not visible look for a small clump of reeds concealing it. You need to be almost standing over it. The choke stone is easier to spot than the recumbent stone.
My grid reference for this site was NR 29754 43158.
Canmore ID 37289 (go to Links) describes it as a standing stone on their last visit in 1977.
Posted by markj99
24th August 2019ce

Frachdale (Chambered Cairn) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Frachdale</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
22nd August 2019ce

Frachdale (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Visited 22.08.19

I parked at the Kintra campsite. I had to turn back at the ford to get my wellies and stick for the burn crossing. They came in handy later. Frachdale ruin was easily reached and a rough road ran up the hill to Frachdale Chambered Cairn and Coille A'chnoic Mhoir standing stone, easily spotted a quarter of a mile up on the right. As drewbhoy observed Frachdale Chambered Cairn was less accessible. I went through the gate at the top of the hill and followed my GPS South down a steep ferny slope crossing a boggy valley to the summit of the mound. The cairn itself is vegetation free, unlike its surroundings. I retraced my steps to return, avoiding further adventures.
Canmore ID 37607 (go to Links) give further details of Frachdale Chambered Cairn.
Posted by markj99
22nd August 2019ce

Ardilistry (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Ardilistry</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
22nd August 2019ce

Clachan Ceann Ile (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Following in the stumbling footsteps of drewbhoy, I spent 20 minutes searching for Princess Yula's Stone only to bump into it as I was leaving, unsuccessful in my quest. It was at this happy point that I realised there were less than 20 yards between the two stones! To prevent future Antiquarian's frustration I have devised a GPS free solution:
Take the A846 out of Port Ellen, reaching Ardbeg after Laphroaig and Lagavulin. The road narrows to a single track for a further 2 miles until you reach the scenic Loch a Chnuic bay. There is an uphill hairpin at the end of the bay. 20 yards before the apex of the hill there is space to park snugly beside a black wrought iron gate on the right.
Walk down the hill 10 yards, look right to the smaller stone nestled in the edge of the wood. The low fence is easily negotiated. To find the second stone stress free, stand on the left of the smaller stone facing the trees, walk 10 yards forward at which point you should notice a faint path to your left. Follow this path for 10 yards and you will find the Fairy Dell that hides Princess Yula's final resting place.
Canmore ID 38030 (go to Links) casts doubt on the relationship between the two stones , stating that the road side stone "is a smaller, insignificant set stone of doubtful association."
Posted by markj99
21st August 2019ce
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