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Ballymeanoch - Henge

Site/Artefact
Ballymeanoch

Type
Henge

Site Number
28

National Grid Reference
1833 East
6962 North

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Ordnance Survey Landranger 55

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Excavation Details
The site was excavated in 1864 by Greenwell. The floor of the largest cist was formed of carefully laid small rounded pebbles but had been rifled before. The second cist was still complete with four slabs and a cover.

Finds - the remains of three inhumation burials and a fragmentary Beaker were found in the second cist.

Description
The monument is situated in a field and comprises an outer bank with internal ditch, broken by entrance-causeways on the N and S. There are two cists in the enclosed area. It measures about 40m in diameter, the bank is now 0.4m at its highest, the ditch about 4m across and 0.4m deep. The largest cist measures 1.8m by 0.8m and 0.7m deep and is covered by a large capstone. Only three stones remain of the second cist. Both are still partly visible.

Access/Ownership
This site is on private land and permission should be sought.

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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