Challuim-chille standing stone
standing stone 6090 8225
Challuim-chille standing stone No. 1 – A
view towards the northwest of the most significant feature within the
Chapel, the standing stone carved with a cross on both sides.
archaeological theory is that this standing stone is of pre-historic
and may have been a part of a pair of such stones, as another such
similar size is located some 290 metres west-northwest of this
carved crosses may date to the late 7th century AD, the
stone having been moved to its present location to function as “landing
which was frequently done by Irish religious men to commemorate a safe
or a special event. Frequently they were also used a markers for
Christian sojourners to point to a specifice route, which in this case
have been the short transit (600-800 metres) of the Tarbert, to Loch
While there are allegorical mentions of other possible early churches
area, none have been found as of 2003.