Region : Strathclyde Home
District : Argyll & Bute Map
Area : Kintyre List
Grid Reference : NR 730 524 Glossary
Period : Prehistory Bibliography

Ballochroy image

These three standing stones are in a NE-SW line in a field on the east coast of the Kintyre Peninsula. They are 2m, 3m and 3.4m tall, but the lowest one's top is broken.
36.5 metres to the east there is a burial cist built with four side-slabs and one massive capstone. It was once covered by a large cairn.
According to Alexander Thom, this stone setting was a 1st millennium BC astronomical observatory for the solstice.