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Arthurstone

Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Arthurstone

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Arthurston House; Arthurstone House Policies; Arthurstan

Canmore ID 30871

Site Number NO24SE 27

NGR NO 261 429

NGR Description NO c. 261 429

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

Arthurstone, a large monolith associated with the Arthurian legend, formerly stood near the mansion of the same name. It was destroyed c 1791-2 for building purposes.

A J Warden 1884

Activities

Field Visit (12 February 1969)

Enquiries at Arthurstone failed to find any definite information regarding the site of this stone. It may have stood in the field centred on NO 2590 4295 to the west of the house (Major Carmichael, Arthurstone).

Visited by OS (WDJ) 12 February 1969

Field Visit (5 April 1989)

This large standing stone was broken up in about 1792; it was situated near Arthurstone House (NO24SE 69.00), and may have stood close to a cairn, but its site cannot now be located.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 5 April 1989.

J Headrick 1813.

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