WoSAS Pin: 2184

Site Name: Achnancarranan, Islay

Alternative Name(s):

Monument Type: Standing Stones

Council: Argyll and Bute

Parish: Kildalton

Map Sheet: NR34NE

Grid Reference: 138953, 646071
138951, 646064

Canmore Number: 37581

Non-Statutory Register Code: C

Site Report

NR34NE 7 3895 4606.

(NR 3896 4606) Standing Stones (NR)
OS 6" map, Argyllshire, 2nd ed. (1900)

There are three standing stones at Achnancarraighean. One has fallen, but its base and a fragment almost buried in turf may be seen. The two still standing are the typically dressed, tapering stones of the district, but the tops of both have been broken off. The northerly one now stands 8ft by 4ft by 11ins, and the southerly one 9ft by 3ft by 9ins.
W Lamont 1959.

NR 3895 4607 Two standing stones, the northerly of which measures 1.2m by 0.3m by 2.7m high while the other, 6m away, is 0.9m by 0.3m by 2.9m high. Between these is a third stone lying partially buried in the turf and measuring 3m long by 0.9m.
Surveyed at 1:10000.
Visited by OS (BS) 20 June 1978.

Further Reading and Sources

Shennan, Sheriff , 'Notes on certain standing stones in Argyllshire', PSAS, Vol 48, 1913-14, pp.403-7.(1914)

RCAHMS , The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Argyll: an inventory of the monuments Vol 5: Islay, Jura, Colonsay and Oronsay. Edinburgh.(1984)

Lamont, W , 'From the Islay Archaeological Survey Group', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland, 1959, pp.12-16.(1959)

Celoria, F , Preliminary handbook to Islay.(1959)