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Field Visit

Date 16 May 1925

Event ID 1099208

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


Standing Stone, Bandrum.

On the crest of rising ground, at an elevation of 700 feet above sea-level, at the end of a dike near to the extreme east end of Saline golf course and about a quarter of a mile due west of Bandrum farm-house, stands a huge whinstone boulder of irregular form. It measures 7 feet 10 inches in height to the highest point of a somewhat rounded top, and has a slight inclination towards the west. Its girth at the base is 13 feet 7 inches, and at the middle 14 feet 10 inches. The broadest faces are to the north and south. As it is placed at the dividing wall between two farms on different estates, it maybe intended simply as a march or boundary stone. At a distance of 162 feet due west, however, there is another large boulder measuring 3 feet 10 inches in height and approximately 10 feet in circumference at the middle, set with a marked inclination to the east and built into a continuation of the same dike. The two together suggest the remains of a stone circle, the rest of which has been swept away by the cultivation of the neighbouring fields. There is, however, no record of other stones having been removed.

RCAHMS 1933, visited 16 May 1925.

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