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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 726939

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NX47SW 2 40440 71597.

(NX 4044 7159) The Thieves (NAT) Standing Stones (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

Two standing stones, one 6ft8ins and the other 7ft 4ins in height, 14ft 6ins apart with the edge of a broken thin slab 3ft 9ins long protruding through the turf between and a little SE of them. The stones stand in the SE quadrant of an oval enclosure formed by a low rubble wall and measuring axially 30ft by 26ft.

R W Feachem 1963; RCAHMS 1914

The Thieves' Stones are traditionally said to take their name from the fact that several free-booters were executed at them in the 14th century.

M Harper 1896

A pair of standing stones, generally as described in the previous information. The enclosure in which they stand is modern.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (SFS) 17 February 1976

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