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Field Visit

Date 5 April 1989

Event ID 1096057

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


This large standing stone is situated immediately SW of the gate-lodge on the SW side of the Belmont Castle policies; it measures 1.85m by 1.3m at the base and 3.6m in height, and gently tapers to a thickness of no more than 0.3m at the top. On the broad E face there are at least forty cupmarks, measuring up to 60mm in diameter, and most are disposed across the face in a band about 1.4m above the ground. On the W face there are a further twenty-four cupmarks (up to 70mm in diameter), but they are more randomly spaced across the lower half of the stone. In addition, there are two cupmarks low down on the S face and a single cupmark on the N face. Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 5 April 1989.

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