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Killiecrankie, Claverhouse's Stone

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Killiecrankie, Claverhouse's Stone

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Urrard House

Canmore ID 26444

Site Number NN96SW 2

NGR NN 9082 6319

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Moulin
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN96SW 2 9082 6319.

(NN 9082 6319) Claverhouse's Stone (NAT)

OS 6" map (1900)

A small monolith, 4' - 5' high, with an almost rectangular base. The legend of this stone having been set up to mark the spot where Claverhouse fell is probably quite recent; old inhabitants point to a spot much further east (sic) in what is now a wood behind Urrard. (Urrard House: NN 908 634).

F R Coles 1908; RCAHMS emergency survey, 1942

As described by Coles. The name is still known locally and the legend attached to it continues.

Visited by OS (RD) 28 March 1968

A prehistoric standing stone.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (JD) 13 February 1975

There is no evidence to suggest that this weathered, unmarked stone, which is set in a level field under crop, is other than prehistoric in origin. It measures 1.6m high by 0.7m by 0.4m.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (JRL) 3 September 1980

Activities

Field Visit (19 October 1942)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.

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