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Carnac, Moredun

Socketed Stone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Carnac, Moredun

Classification Socketed Stone (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Moncreiffe Hill, Moredun Top

Canmore ID 285922

Site Number NO11SW 23.01

NGR NO 13600 19933

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO11SW 23.01 NO 13600 19933

A large slab of sandstone, bearing a socket at the centre of its upper surface, is situated on the crest of the inner rampart on the S side of the fort on the summit of Moredun. The slab measures 1.43m from E to W by 1.08m transversely and up to 0.27m in thickness. The socket sits at the centre of a depression, which crosses the slab from N to S and measures 700mm in width by 30mm in depth. Irregularly octagonal on plan, the vertically-sided and flat-bottomed socket measures up to 335mm across by 180mm in depth; a rim around the edge measures about 80mm in thickness by 30mm in height.

Location established by hand-held GPS (Garmin) as NO 13600 19933: accuracy cited by device as 5m.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, JB) 23 January 2007.


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