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Macbeth's Stone

Battle Site (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Stone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Macbeth's Stone

Classification Battle Site (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Stone (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 17501

Site Number NJ50SE 5

NGR NJ 5750 0342

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Lumphanan
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ50SE 5 5750 0342.

(NJ 5750 0342) Macbeth's Stone (NR)

OS 6" map, (1959)

A large boulder projecting about 2 feet over the surface of the ground, traditionally marking the spot where Macbeth was mortally wounded.

Name Book 1867.

The Battle of Lumphanan took place "in a wood" on the 15th August AD 1057 between the forces of Malcolm III and Macbeth, the latter being slain.

W D Simpson 1943.

Macbeth's Stone as described. The tradition that Macbeth was slain here is only tentative evidence available to site the battle.

Visited by OS (NKB) 25 October 1968.


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