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Falcon Stone

Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric), Ring Ditch (Period Unassigned), Stone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Falcon Stone

Classification Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric), Ring Ditch (Period Unassigned), Stone (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 30621

Site Number NO23SE 15

NGR NO 29566 30958

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Longforgan (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District City Of Dundee
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO23SE 15 29566 30958

(NO 2956 3096) Falcon Stone (NR)

OS 6" map (1901)

See also NO23SE 21 and NO23SE 22.

A large boulder, said to be where the falcon rested which was released from the Hill of Kinnoull in connection with the 'Hay family', and the Battle of Luncarty.

Name Book 1864

A naturally deposited erratic boulder. There are some cup-marks, possibly natural, on the North face.

Information from O G S Crawford, 21 October 1932

Generally as described by Crawford, although the cup-marks, of which there are five, are very clear and do not appear to be natural. The name is still known locally.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RD) 6 February 1969

No change to previous field report.

Revised at 25".

Visited by OS (JM) 8 June 1976

Aerial photographs show the cropmark of a ring-ditch surrounding the Falcon Stone 270m ESE of Old Rossie Lodge. The ring-ditch measures about 17m in diameter, with a series of cropmarkings, including those of barrows and square barrows, recorded immediately to the N and E (NO23SE 22).

Information from RCAHMS (KB), 14 April 1999.

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