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Mid-Argyll - 26
Nether Largie

Site/Artefact
Nether Largie

Type
Standing stones

Site Number
26

National Grid Reference
1828 East
6976 North

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Ordnance Survey Landranger 55

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standing stones

 carvings

Excavation Details
Excavated in 1973.

Description
Complex setting of standing stones which lies 250m SE of Temple Wood stone circle. Two pairs of standing stones lie approximately 64 metres apart with a small group of four stones and another of five stones between them. Recent geophysical survey suggests other features and earthworks may have been associated with the settings.

The tallest of the southernmost pair of stones is 2.8m high and has 3 cupmarks on one face, the tallest of the group of five stones is also 2.8m high and has 40 cupmarks on one face, while the tallest of the northernmost pair of stones is again 2.8m high and the smaller of the pair has three cupmarks.

Another stone lies 100m away from the northern end and the stump of another (discovered in 1973) lies 300m away from the southern end.

Archeoastronomers believe that this complex site could track the movements of the sun and moon and therefore be used to predict such events as eclipses.

Access/Ownership
This site, although located on private land is due to have a formal public access opened in the spring of 1998 via a new car park 1km south of Kilmartin at the Crinan turn off.

References

Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts

 1. Kilmory Oib
 2. Druim an Dúin
 3. Duntroon
 4. Dún Ardifur 1
 5. Eilean Rígh 1
 6. Dún Chonaillach
 7. Loch Awe Crannogs
 8. Torran Hoard
 9. Dún na Nighinne
10. Kilmartin Parish Church
11. Temple Wood Stone Circles
12. Ogham stone, Poltalloch
13. Barnakil Cross
14. Kilbride Chapel
15. Kilbride Crosses
16. Dunadd Fort
17. In Nomine disk
18. Brooch Moulds
19. Dunadd cross-marked quern
20. Loch Glashan Crannog
21. Glebe Cairn

22. Nether Largie North
23. Nether Largie Mid
24. Nether Largie South
25. Ri Cruin
26. Nether Largie
27. Ballymeanoch - Stones
28. Ballymeanoch - Henge
29. Ballymeanoch - Cairn
30. Dunchragaig
31. Baluachraig
32. Carnassarie Castle
33. BallymeanocH - Barrow
34. Dun Mac Samhainn
35. Glenmoine, Upper Largie
36. Creag a' Mhadaidh
37. Carnassarie - Round Cairn
38. Carnasserie - Standing Stones
39. Carnasserie - Cist
40. Carnasserie Cottage
41. Upper Largie - Cist
42. Upper Largie - Rock Carvings

43. Nether Largie
44. Poltalloch - Cist
45. Poltalloch - cists
46. Bruach an Druimein
47. Dunchraigaig - Dun
48. Poltalloch - Round Cairn
49. Rownfield - Cist
50. Ballymeanoch - Cist
51. Poltalloch - Cists
52. Ballymeanoch - Dun
53. Dunadd - Standing Stones
54. Dunadd - Standing Stone
55. Baile Mor - Dun
56. Anaskeog - Rock Carvings
57. Bariole
58. Rhudil - Round Cairn 1
59. Rhudil - Round Cairn 2
60. Kilmartin Castle
61. Slockavullin
62. Rowanfield - Standing Stone
63. Poltalloch - Cremation

 

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