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Carved Stone (Period Unassigned), Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Westerton

Classification Carved Stone (Period Unassigned), Cup Marked Stone (Prehistoric), Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 34906

Site Number NO55SW 15

NGR NO 5364 5210

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Westerton, Aberlemno, Angus, incised stone

Measurements: H 1.4m, W 1.00m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NO 5364 5210

Present location: in situ in a field at Westerton.

Evidence for discovery: first recorded in the mid nineteenth century.

Present condition: weathered.


This appears to be a prehistoric standing stone of dumpy proportions, for there are cupmarks on the top. Faint traces survive on its south-west face of an incised upright human figure, about 0.9m high.

Date range: possibly early medieval.

Primary references: Simpson 1868, 15; Fraser 2008, no 72.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2018

Archaeology Notes

NO55SW 15 5364 5210.

This stone stands in an arable field on the W side of the road at Westerton and measures 1.4m high and 1m broad. On its SW face there are the remains of an incised human figure about 0.9m high, and on the top of the stone there are five cup-marks.

Visited March 1978.

J Y Simpson 1868; RCAHMS 1978.


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