Scheduled Monument

Stone circle, 650m ENE of LynfordSM394

Status: Designated

Documents

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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.

Summary

Date Added
01/12/1953
Last Date Amended
06/06/2023
Type
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute, Argyll And Bute
Parish
Kingarth
NGR
NS 09154 55668
Coordinates
209154, 655668

Description

The monument comprises a stone circle dating from the Neolithic (4,100 BC – 2,500 BC) to Bronze Age (2,500 BC – 800 BC). The monument is located to the east of Plan Road at approximately 15m above sea level.

The monument consists of three upright stones set approximately 8m apart in an arc orientated north-south. The norther stone measures 2.2m high by 1.1m wide at its base to 2.0m by 0.5m near its top; the middle stone measures 2.8m high by 2.2m; the southern stone measures 2.2m high by 1.3m wide.

The scheduled area is circular and measures 50m in diameter. The scheduled area includes the remains described above and an area around within which evidence relating to the monument's construction, use and abandonment is expected to survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map. 

References

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HER/SMR Reference

  • http://www.wosas.net/wosas_site.php?id=4840

About Scheduled Monuments

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Scheduling is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for monuments and archaeological sites of national importance as set out in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

We schedule sites and monuments that are found to be of national importance using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Scheduled monument records provide an indication of the national importance of the scheduled monument which has been identified by the description and map. The description and map (see ‘legal documents’ above) showing the scheduled area is the designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The statement of national importance and additional information provided are supplementary and provided for general information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within the statement of national importance or additional information. These records are not definitive historical or archaeological accounts or a complete description of the monument(s).

The format of scheduled monument records has changed over time. Earlier records will usually be brief. Some information will not have been recorded and the map will not be to current standards. Even if what is described and what is mapped has changed, the monument is still scheduled.

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