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Meanecht, Cattle Rubbing Stones

Rubbing Stone(S) (Post Medieval)

Site Name Meanecht, Cattle Rubbing Stones

Classification Rubbing Stone(S) (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Meanecht Rushes

Canmore ID 129162

Site Number NJ70NE 41

NGR NJ 7583 0646

NGR Description NJ 7583 0646 and NJ 7591 0648

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Echt
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ70NE 41 7583 0646 and 7591 0648

Rubbing Stones [NAT]

OS 1:10,560 map, 1970.

(Location cited as NJ 7583 0646 and NJ 7591 0648). Two cattle-rubbing stones stand about 75m apart in a large cultivated field about 400m NE of Meanecht farmsteading (NJ70NE 83); originally they stood in separate fields. The E stone, which is a granite slab, measures 0.9m from N to S by up to 0.45m transversely at ground-level, and rises to a pointed top at a height of 1.65m. The W stone is a granite boulder, which tapers to a flat top at a height of 1.45m. Triangular in section at ground-level, it measures 0.87m in breadth by a maximum of 0.63m in thickness at the S end. Neither stone is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Aberdeenshire, 1869, sheet lxxiii). The 2nd edition of the map is annotated 'Rubbing Stone', but neither stone is actually depicted (1901, sheet lxxiii. SE).

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 3 October 2002.


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