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Spittal Of Glenshee

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Spittal Of Glenshee

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 29609

Site Number NO17SW 2

NGR NO 1087 7019

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Kirkmichael (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO17SW 2 1082 7025.

(NO 1082 7025) Standing Stone {NR}.

OS 6" map, Perthshire, 2nd ed. (1900)

A stone 5ft. high and less than 2ft. wide having two small semicircular pieces, an inch or two deep, cut out of each side, about 3ft. from the ground, as if to keep a rope or chain in position.

An excavation at the foot of the stone on the east side, in 1894, revealed nothing but that the knoll on which the stone stands was composed of pure sand and gravel.

W M Smith 1895

As described by Smith. The knoll on which the stone stands is natural.

Visited by OS (RD) 30 April 1968

Situated on the E end of a low natural knoll and some 17.5m W of Spittal of Glenshee Church, there is an erect slab measuring 0.72m NNE-SSW by 0.28m and 1.8m in height. On either edge of the stone (at a height of about 0.8m) there is a worn, semi-circular notch the purpose of which is unknown.

Excavation at the base of the slab in 1894 revealed nothing but the natural composition of the hillock.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) February 1988

RCAHMS 1990

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