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Kirriemuir Hill

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Kirriemuir Hill

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 32295

Site Number NO35SE 18

NGR NO 3917 5463

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO35SE 18 3917 5463.

(NO 3918 5463) Standing Stone (NR)

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

This standing stone is 9' high and 6'6" across the base. The New Statistical Account (NSA - 1845) notes a fragment 12'9" long lying on the ground, but this had disappeared by 1909. Reid (1909) suggests that the two stones may have formed part of a circle, the recumbent one not having broken off as suggested in the NSA.

NSA 1845; A Reid 1909.

This large, unsculptured standing stone measures 2.7m x 0.5m x 1.8m. It is oriented E-W and is situated on the top of Kirriemuir Hill.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (JLD) 5 September 1958.

This standing stone is situated on the top of Kirriemuir Hill; it measures 1.9m by 0.6m at the base and is 2.7m high. There is a small upright stone in the field-wall 6m to the E.

NSA 1845; J R Sherriff 1981; RCAHMS 1983.

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