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Great Cumbrae Island, Craigengour

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
  • Alternative name(s)
  • Canmore ID
  • Site type
  • Parish
  • Council
  • NGR
    NS 1761 5641
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.766547N, 4.908866W
  • Archaeological notes
    NS15NE 15 1761 5641. (NS 1761 5641) Standing Stone (NR) OS 25" map (1896) The stone stands about 6ft high and 14 inches broad. It is supposed to be a memorial to some of the Norwegians who fell at the Battle of Largs in 1263. Name Book 1855 This stone is known as the Gouklan Stone. There are eight large boulders nearby, and two other pillars are reported to have been closely associated with it. A circle of pits dug around the stone revealed nothing. W Lytteil 1886; J K Hewison 1893 The stone is as described in the Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB). It was pulled down some years ago by vandals but has since been re-erected and set in concrete. The north face of the stone has been smoothed and a list of initials inscribed. Nothing was seen of the boulders noted by Lytteil and the name Gouklan is not known locally where the stone is referred to as the 'Druids stone'. Visited by OS (JTT) 6 November 1964
  • Architectural notes

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Argyllshire, Sheet CCXVI1856
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Ayrshire, Sheet VI1855

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Argyll and Bute, Sheet 216.101856