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Ballinshoe

Standing Stone (Prehistoric), Cinerary Urn

Site Name Ballinshoe

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric), Cinerary Urn

Canmore ID 33871

Site Number NO45SW 7

NGR NO 4164 5219

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO45SW 7 4164 5219.

(NO 4164 5219) Standing Stone of Ballinshoe (NR) (Site of)

Cinerary Urn found (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1969)

This standing stone, said to have weighed 20 tons, was destroyed by blasting about 1830, and an urn about 3' high, containing bones and ashes was found at a considerable depth on the site.

Reid (1909) says the urn was in a cist and Mr Dixon (merchant, Kirriemuir) that more than one urn was found.

A J Warden 1880-85; A Reid 1909; Name Book 1871.

This standing stone was destroyed about 1830; at least one 'urn' is said to have been found at its base.

Name Book 1871; RCAHMS 1983.

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