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Littlewood, The Lang Stane O' Craigearn

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Littlewood, The Lang Stane O' Craigearn

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Kaim Hill; Littlewood Cottage; Paddockhurst

Canmore ID 18712

Site Number NJ71SW 1

NGR NJ 7238 1493

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ71SW 1 7238 1493

(NJ 7238 1493) Lang Stane o' Craigearn (NR)

OS 6" map, (1959)

The Lang Stane o' Craigearn is a grey granite monolith 11 1/2ft [3.5m] high, and 9ft [2.7m] in girth, situated in an old pasture field just north of a plantation at Kaim Hill. It is said to be the only surviving member of a stone circle.

Name Book 1866; F R Coles 1901.

This monument is situated in pasture in the middle of a knoll and on the crest of a small hill at an altitude of 90m OD. It commands views to the S and W.

[GRC/AAS ground photography listed].

NMRS, MS/712/68, visited 7 March 1979.

The Lang Stane is an unhewn granite pillar that stands on the summit of a low rise in the garden of a bungalow named 'Paddockhurst'. It measures 1.15m in breadth from NE to SW by 0.65m in thickness and stands 3.4m in height.

Visited by RCAHMS (IF, JRS), 26 July 1996.

Scheduled as 'Lang Stane o' Craigearn, standing stone 50m N of Littlewood Cottage... a single large monolith [situated] 90m above sea level... on the crest of a small hill... within the grounds of Littlewood Cottage.'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dating 19 December 2007.


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