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Gallows Hill, 'hanging Stone'

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Gallows Hill, 'hanging Stone'

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 20791

Site Number NJ96NW 19

NGR NJ 9212 6553

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Pitsligo
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Banff And Buchan
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ96NW 19 9212 6553.

(NJ 9212 6553) Hanging Stone (NAT).

(NJ 9220 6556) The Pit (NAT).

OS 6" map, (1959).

The Hanging Stone, on the summit of Gallows Hill, is a large upright stone where executions took place in early times. East of it is The Pit, now a small pool but formerly of considerable extent, where lesser crimes were punished.

Name Book 1871.

The Hanging Stone, measuring c 2.3m high by c 0.6m square, and situated at a wall junction with the walls built around it, and The Pit are as described in the Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB).

The names and traditions associated with them are still known locally.

Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (RL) 7 March 1967.


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