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Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Caldhame

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Caddam

Canmore ID 32196

Site Number NO35NE 3

NGR NO 3848 5625

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Kirriemuir
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO35NE 3 3848 5625.

(NO 3848 5625) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 6" map, Forfarshire and Angus, 2nd ed., (1927)

A standing stone, 1.6m high by 0.7m by 0.8m, tapering to a pointed top and leaning northwards. It is unsculptured although Crawford (1949) mentions 'artificial pockmarks about 1" apart' on the west face. These appear to be due to weathering. Warden (1880-5) says this stone was surrounded by a stone circle more than 18m in diameter and Reid (1909) notes that the positions of at least six stones can be traced to the south of the remaining stone, when the field is in grass; but none was noted during field investigations. Crawford notes that the stone stands on a mound but this is not so.

A Reid 1909; A J Warden 1880-5; O G S Crawford 1949.

No change to the report of 2 September 1958.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (BS) 6 January 1977.

This standing stone is 1.55m high and may originally have stood at the centre of a cairn 18m in diameter.

Name Book 1863; A J Warden 1880-5; RCAHMS 1983.

Scheduled as Caddam, standing stone.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 16 February 2001.


Field Visit (9 August 1942)

This site was recorded as part of the RCAHMS Emergency Survey, undertaken by Angus Graham and Vere Gordon Childe during World War 2. The project archive has been catalogued during 2013-2014 and the material, which includes notebooks, manuscripts, typescripts, plans and photographs, is now available online.

Information from RCAHMS (GF Geddes) 2 December 2014.


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