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Dounie

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Site Name Dounie

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)(Possible)

Canmore ID 13848

Site Number NH68NE 46

NGR NH 6944 8672

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Edderton
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH68NE 46 6944 8672

Situated in a field some 300m NE of Dounie is a thin, pointed slab, 2.1m high, 1.0m long and 0.2m thick; it is published as Standing Stone in non-antiquity type on OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907). It is unmarked and no information about it could be obtained locally.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 17 June 1963.

This may have been a prehistoric standing stone. It was removed about 1970. A sandstone slab lying on a nearby clearance heap may be the stone.

RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1978.

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Field Visit (9 September 1943)

Standing Stone, Dounie

This stone stands in an arable field, just over 50 ft above sea level, about 350 yds NE of Dounie. It is 6 ft. 7 in. high, 3 ft.6 in. wide and 7 ½ in. thick, its major axis running on a bearing of 160 degrees (true). It leans slightly towards the east.

Visited by RCAHMS (AG, VGC) 9 September 1943.

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