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Thirl Stone

Market Place (Post Medieval), Stone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Thirl Stone

Classification Market Place (Post Medieval), Stone (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 28083

Site Number NO11SE 6

NGR NO 1969 1382

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Auchtermuchty
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO11SE 6 1969 1382.

(NO 1969 1382) Thirl Stone (NR)

OS 6"map, (1959)

Thirl Stone marks the spot where it is supposed the inhabitants of Abernethy and the adjoining parish (Auchtermuchty) used to hold their markets. In the centre of the stone is an upright beam to support their scales.

Name Book 1860.

The Thirl Stone is a roughly rectangular block, 0.8m long by 0.6m wide and 0.4m thick. There is a well made circular socket in one face of the stone, about 0.13m diameter and 0.05m deep.

Resurveyed at 1/2500

Visited by OS (J T T) 3 August 1965.


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