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Mid-Argyll - 51
Poltalloch

Site/Artefact
Poltalloch

Type
Cists

Site Number

National Grid Reference
1820 East
6971 North

Map ( 1:50000)
Ordnance Survey Landranger 55

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Excavation Details
Three cists were excavated in 1928.
Cist 1
Consisted of four slabs and a capstone, measured about 1.02m by 0.64m and 0.56m deep.
Finds
- bone fragments were found when it was opened in 1910
Cist 2
Consisted of four slabs and a capstone, measured 0.94m by 0.51m and 0.41m deep.
Finds
- partially cremated bone, jet necklace, flint knife.
Cist 3
Consisted of four grooved slabs and a cover slab, measured 1.14m by 0.69m and 0.48m deep with a floor of flat water-worn stones.
Finds
- Food Vessel, fragments of unburnt bone and teeth, piece of flint, pieces of charcoal, fragment of bronze.

Description
The cists were sited in a gravel pit on a small promontory. They may not be visible any longer and a fourth reported in 1961 is no longer traceable

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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