Temple Wood

Kilmartin, Argyll
Stone Circle

The beautifully placed stone circle at Temple Wood in the Kilmartin valley.

The circle is about 40 feet (twelve metres) in diameter.

Originally there was a circle of 22 stones. Three of these stones have been carved: one with a number of concentric circles; another with two spirals - one on each of two adjoining faces with the ends of the spirals meeting at the edge; and a third with cup-marks.

In the centre of the circle a kerb-cairn was constructed over a cist in which cremated bones were found.

Two cairns were built over cists outside the stone circle.

Later a large cairn was built up which covered the inner cairn, the stone circle and the two outer cairns.

Post holes from another stone circle were found just a little way from the main Temple Wood circle.

Nearby Sites:

Nether Largie Stone Setting

Stone Setting.

Less than 1km away.

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Dunchraigaig Cairn

Chambered Cairn.

1km away.

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Kilmartin Church And Graveyard

Mediaeval Grave Slabs; Early Christian Crosses; Carved Slabs; Church.

1km away.

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Ballymeanoch Cairn

Kerb Cairn.

1km away.

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Ballymeanoch Stone Rows

Stone Rows.

1km away.

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Ballymeanoch Holed Stone

Standing Stone (broken, fallen and moved).

1km away.

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Ballymeanoch Henge

Henge; Cist.

1km away.

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Carnassarie Cairn

Cairn.

2km away.

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Carnassarie Standing Stones

Standing Stones.

3km away.

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Dunadd

Fort; Rock Carving.

4km away.

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Glennan

Standing Stone.

4km away.

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Ormaig Rock Carvings

Cup and Ring Marks.

4km away.

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Torbhlaran

Standing Stone.

5km away.

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Creagantairbh Beag Monolith

Standing Stone.

5km away.

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Kilmichael Glassary Decorated Rock Sheet

Cup and Ring Marks.

5km away.

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Salachary Stone Row

Standing Stones.

6km away.

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Kintraw

Standing Stone; Cairn.

7km away.

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Achnabreck Carved Rocksheet

Cup And Ring.

7km away.

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Kilmory Oib Village

Deserted Mediæval Village.

8km away.

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