NS2988 : Cross-marked stone

near to Auchenvennel, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Cross-marked stone
Cross-marked stone
The stone is located near NS2988 : Ballevoulin Farm; see that photograph for context. For another view, which shows the stone in relation to the mound behind it, see NS2988 : Old burial ground with cross-marked stone. Those pictures, like the present one, were taken from a road that leads through Glen Fruin.

The cross-marked stone is located at the southern end of a mound that may be the remnants of an ancient burial ground. See the Canmore link in the end-note for full details.

In that report, Armand Lacaille's comments from 1924 state that the markings were, even then, rather weathered and would probably not last much longer; fortunately, the markings are still, for now, easily visible from the road. There is a drawing accompanying the Canmore report; although my photograph, taken from about 50 metres away, does not show a great deal of detail, what can be seen does at least correspond with the drawing (click on the drawing in the Canmore report for a complete, larger view).

Two kilometres to the south-east along the same road, another NS3086 : Ancient cross slab can be seen from the road; it stands beside the NS3086 : Old schoolhouse, near the NS3086 : The Black Bridge (see NS3086 : The Black Bridge).
Cross-marked stone
A cross-marked stone located at the edge of a mound near Ballevoulin Farm. The mound is probably the remains of an ancient burial ground. For full details, see LinkExternal link at Canmore.
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Friday, 3 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Burial Ground 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2951 8836 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:3.4576N 4:44.3754W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2948 8832
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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