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Back Fornet

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Back Fornet

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Easter Fornet; South Fornet

Canmore ID 18698

Site Number NJ71SE 2

NGR NJ 7863 1031

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ71SE 2 7863 1031.

(NJ 7863 1031) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 6" map, (1959)

An irregular shaped stone standing on end, about 4ft (1.2m) in height.

Name Book 1866.

(Name cited as Easter Fornet).

NMRS, MS/712/68.

This standing stone has been removed. It stood in what is now a cultivated field 450m SSE of South Fornet farmsteading (NJ71SE 47) and is first depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Aberdeenshire, 1869, sheet lxxiv). It is described in the Original Name Book, written about 1866, as 'an irregular-shaped stone standing on end in a fir plantation near to Easter Fornet, is about 4 feet [1.2m] high and belongs to the ancient class of standing stones.'

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 28 September 1998.

O S Name Book.

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