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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 720097

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/720097

NT71SW 19 7193 1143.

(NT 7193 1142) Standing Stones (NAT)

OS 6"map, (1957).

There are two standing stones in rough pasture 170 yds SSW of the summit of Moor Head, over 900ft OD. One, 4ft 9ins high, measures 3ft 9ins N-S at the base and tapers to a point; it averages 1ft 9ins in thickness and is packed with small stones at the base.

The second stone, 11ft S, measures 2ft 4ins in height, 1ft 10ins NW-SE and 1ft NE-SW. It is tilted towards the N.

RCAHMS 1956, visited 1939.

These stones are as described by the RCAHMS.

Visited by OS(RD) 21 May 1968.

The standing stones are at NT 7193 1143. The orientation of the stones is NNE-SSW and the smaller stone has an irregular top which has almost certainly been broken.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS(JB) 14 October 1979.

These two standing stones are now situated in a clearing within a conifer plantation. Trapezoidal in shape, with a pointed top, the larger stone (Kale99 465) measures a maximum of 0.97m from NE to SW by 0.5m transversely and 1.47m in height. The smaller stone (Kale99 466, NT 71930 11435) is situated to the S of the first and measures 0.35m by 0.48m at the base and 0.62m in height. The stone leans towards the larger stone and its top has probably broken off.

(Kale99 465-6)

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC, MFTR) 1 December 1999

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