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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 688507

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NO40SW 1 4048 0272

(NO 4048 0272) Standing Stones of Lundin (NR)

OS 6" map (1971)

The Standing Stones of Lundin are three tall, unsculptured, irregularly shaped pillars of red sandstone, from about 13'6" to 18' high. Each stone is packed round with small stones. They are probably the remains of a stone circle, 54' in diameter. A fourth stone is known to have existed towards the close of the 18th century. A skull, obtained about 1844 from a "coffin built of loose slabs" which had been exposed immediately adjoining the standing stones, was given to Sir Wm Turner, professor of anatomy, Edinburgh University, by Dr Lumgair of Largo. It was fractured, with a piece of iron that crumbled into rust on being touched, in the fracture.

New Statistical Account 1845; F R Coles 1903; W Turner 1917; RCAHMS 1933, visited 1925.

The stones are as described and illustrated.

Visited by OS (EGC) 16 October 1962.

Scheduled as Standing Stones of Lundin, Links of Lundin.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 23 February 2001.

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