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Puidrac

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Puidrac

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Achleskine

Canmore ID 24141

Site Number NN52SW 16

NGR NN 5406 2079

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Balquhidder
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN52SW 16 5406 2079.

(NN 5406 2079) Puidrac (Standing Stone) (NR)

OS 6" map, Perthshire, 2nd ed., (1901)

A standing stone stands about 4 1/2feet above ground, below Tom na Croich, Balquhidder. It is wedge-shaped, quite flat on top, and was famous as the place where trials of strength took place. A large, round, water-worn boulder, named, after the district, 'Puderag', weighing 2-3cwt., had to be lifted and placed on top of the standing stone. The latter had a ledge on its east side which was used as a resting-place in the lift but it was broken off c.30 years ago. A former minister of the parish is reputed to have had the lifting-stone thrown into the river, due to the danger of the feat, but it is also said to have been built into the manse dyke.

J M Gow 1887.

This stone, oriented E-W, is 1.25m high, 0.9m wide and from 0.2m to 0.4m thick.

Visited by OS (W D J) 27 November 1968.

NN 540 207 This slab measures 0.9m broad and up to 0.4m thick and stands to a height of 1.2m.

RCAHMS 1979, visited August 1977

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (B S) 20 March 1979.

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