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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Country: Scotland County: Argyll Type: Stone Row / Alignment
Nearest Town: Lochgilphead  Nearest Village: Kilmartin
Map Ref: NR83379641  Landranger Map Number: 55
Latitude: 56.111164N  Longitude: 5.485725W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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Uralsdaughter visited on 19th Aug 2018 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 4 Access: 4

Anne T visited on 18th Jul 2018 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 5 Access: 4 Ballymeanoch Stone Row: Continued from 88.19 visit report (“Who let the bullocks out?”). This was our last stop of the day. We had hoped to fit in DunnAd fort, but we were ‘all monumented out’ by this time of the evening. A truly wonderful spot, with some fantastic standing stones/stone row. We didn’t get to see the henge due to the very large and very challenging bullocks in the field, but a really fantastic way to end our day.

SandyG visited on 15th Apr 2015 - their rating: Cond: 5 Amb: 5 Access: 4 Car parking is available at NR 83359 96831. Carefully cross the road and follow the path to the row.

SolarMegalith visited on 28th Apr 2013 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 4 Access: 4

custer visited on 13th Oct 2012 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 3 Fantastic setting central to Kilmartin Glen

markj99 visited on 30th Apr 2010 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 5 Access: 3 Antiquarians are spoiled for choice in Kilmartin. Ballymeanoch complex is a worthwhile visit consisting of a kerb cairn, stone row, a stone pair and a henge. It requires some time and exploration to make sense of the complex. The concentration of sites in a small area implies that Ballymeanoch was important to the ancient people.

megalithicmatt visited on 29th May 2005 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 3 Quite striking stones.

coin visited - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 4 Access: 3

snakefarmer rrmoser jeffrep AngieLake hamish have visited here

Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 3.63 Ambience: 4.38 Access: 3.5

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by ainsloch : Stone Roses (Vote or comment on this photo)
Ballymeanoch is a complex of neolithic structures located in the Kilmartin Glen. It includes an avenue of two rows of standing stones with four and two stones each, which are estimated to be 4,000 years old. The tallest stone is 12 feet in height. The two middle stones of the four stone line are carved with cup and ring marks.

A third stone with a hole pierced through it once also stood here. It now lies by the nearby kerb cairn. This stone once stood northwest of the Ballymeanoch stone rows. It broke and fell sometime around 1880 and lay in place until 1977 when it was excavated and moved. Also in the complex are a burial cairn and a henge, which is almost totally ploughed over. Close-by are the Dunchraigaig Cairn and the cup-and-ring marks at Baluachraig.

For more information see Canmore ID 39454 and the Stone Rows of Great Britain's entry for Ballymeanoch, which includes a description, photographs of the rows, the individual stones and nearby rock art, simplified plans of the stone row(s) showing their relationship to the henge and cairn nearby< and links to other online resources.

The Stone Rows of Great Britain also includes a separate entry for Sea Views at Ballymeanoch, which discusses and illustrates the sea triangle visible from the entire length of the row.

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Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by h_fenton : Ballymeanoch Stone Row 22 September 2012 (2 comments - Vote or comment on this photo)

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by Aska : 4+2, and the Kerb Cairn in the centre. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by SandyG : Looking south along the western row. (15th April 2015). (Vote or comment on this photo)

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by Bladup : Ballymeanoch Stone Row. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by Bladup

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by andy_h : Ballymeanoch Stone Rows with cairn kerbstones in foreground. Kilmartin Valley, Argyll.

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by SandyG : A different perspective on the eastern row. Note the packing stones around the bases. (15th April 2015).

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by SandyG : The stone rows. View from the east. (15th April 2015).

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by SandyG : View from west. (15th April 2015). (2 comments)

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by SandyG : The eastern row. View from the south east. (15th April 2015). (2 comments)

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by SandyG : The view is constantly changing. Eastern row visible between the two stones of the western row. (15th April 2015).

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by Bladup : Ballymeanoch Stone Row.

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by SolarMegalith : Eastern alignment of four standing stones as Ballymeanoch (photo taken on April 2013).

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by jeffrep : The Four-Stone Row at Ballymeanoch in Kilmartin Glen

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by mickb1953 : Ballymeanoch stones. After 2 days of rain the stones are left in a mini lake adding to the atmosphere of the Kilmartin valley.

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by mickb1953 : Ballymeanoch Stones. Storm brewing on a very wet few days around Kilmartin. (1 comment)

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by andy_h : Ballymeanoch stone rows, Kilmartin Valley, Argyll. (1 comment)

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by Antonine : 2008

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by Antonine

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by Antonine

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by Anne T : Approaching the row of four stones from the south east.

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by Anne T : The row of four stones as seen from the western side of the row.

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by SandyG : The two stone rows. View from south west. (15th April 2015).

Ballymeanoch Stone Row
Ballymeanoch Stone Row submitted by SandyG : Western row in the foreground with the eastern row beyond (15th April 2015).

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 31m NE 50° Ballymeanoch Kerb Cairn* Cairn (NR8339596429)
 70m W 259° Ballymeanoch Rock Art* Rock Art (NR833964)
 143m SSW 202° Ballymeanoch Henge* Henge (NR83319628)
 155m ESE 102° Ballymeanoch Cairn* Cairn (NR83529637)
 405m NNW 348° Dunchraigaig Cairn* Cairn (NR8330796811)
 606m NNW 333° Baluachraig Rock Art* Rock Art (NR8312696966)
 950m E 100° Ballymeanoch Dun Stone Fort or Dun (NR843962)
 1.1km NE 40° Dun Mor, Dunchraigaig Stone Fort or Dun (NR841972)
 1.1km NW 308° Ri Cruin* Cairn (NR8254897119)
 1.1km NW 306° Ri Cruin* Rock Art (NR825971)
 1.2km SE 145° Rhudil Cairn (NR840954)
 1.2km WSW 258° Rowanfield Cist* Cist (NR8216096208)
 1.3km NNW 333° Nether Largie Stone Row* Stone Row / Alignment (NR8283197610)
 1.4km WSW 244° Rowanfield Cottage* Standing Stone (Menhir) (NR82059585)
 1.4km NNW 333° Nether Largie standing stone* Standing Stone (Menhir) (NR82799773)
 1.5km WNW 296° Poltalloch Cist* Cist (NR82049714)
 1.6km NW 304° Cnoc-an-teallaidh* Cist (NR82129735)
 1.6km NNW 338° Nether Largie South* Chambered Cairn (NR8286097920)
 1.6km NW 315° Bruach-na-cuirte* Cist (NR82309760)
 1.6km NNW 330° Temple Wood S* Stone Circle (NR8263197830)
 1.6km NNW 331° Temple Wood N* Stone Circle (NR8265997856)
 1.7km ESE 120° Baroile* Chambered Cairn (NR8477195498)
 1.8km NNW 344° Nether Largie Lost Cairn* Cairn (NR82979815)
 1.9km NNW 347° Nether Largie Mid* Cairn (NR8303798309)
 2.1km W 267° Poltalloch House Rock Art* Rock Art (NR813964)
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Re: Ballymeanoch by coldrum on Sunday, 04 April 2010
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Re: Ballymeanoch by jeffrep on Saturday, 15 March 2008
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Re: Ballymeanoch by jeffrep on Saturday, 15 March 2008
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Ballymeanoch is a complex of neolithic structures located in the Kilmartin Glen. It includes an avenue of two rows of standing stones with four and two stones each, which are estimated to be 4,000 years old. The tallest stone is 12 feet in height. The two middle stones of the four stone line are carved with cup and ring marks.

A third stone with a hole pierced through it once also stood here. It now lies by the nearby kerb cairn. This stone once stood northwest of the Ballymeanoch stone rows. It broke and fell sometime around 1880 and lay in place until 1977 when it was excavated and moved. Also in the complex are a burial cairn and a henge, which is almost totally ploughed over. Close-by are the Dunchraigaig Cairn and the cup-and-ring marks at Baluachraig.
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