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'The Long Man's Grave'

Grave Slab (Period Unknown)

Site Name 'The Long Man's Grave'

Classification Grave Slab (Period Unknown)

Alternative Name(s) Hoolmyre

Canmore ID 30663

Site Number NO23SW 12

NGR NO 22183 31541

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO23SW 12 2218 3153.

(NO 223 315) The Long Man's Grave (NAT)

OS 6" map (1901)

Traditionally the grave of a suicide, or perhaps the victim of a murder; according to Hunter, that of Macbeth. The tumulus when examined, however, proved to be a 'druidical stone' that had toppled over. Nothing was found to support these traditions.

NSA 1845; T Hunter 1883

Activities

Field Visit (5 February 1969)

NO 2218 3153. This grave is marked by a stone slab, 0.5m wide and 1.8m long, lying flush with the ground on the grass-verge of the road and with the modern stone dyke over-riding one end. This stone is probably a 'grave slab' and not a "standing stone" which has toppled over. There is no evidence of a cairn or tumulus.

Revised at 25".

Visited by OS (WDJ) 5 February 1969

Field Visit (10 June 1976)

No change to previous field report. Revised at 25".

Visited by OS (NKB) 10 June 1976.

Field Visit (5 April 1989)

This alleged grave-slab was not located on the date of visit.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 5 April 1989.

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