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Craigmaddie Muir

Standing Stone(S) (Possible)

Site Name Craigmaddie Muir

Classification Standing Stone(S) (Possible)

Canmore ID 354507

Site Number NS57NE 123

NGR NS 58700 76396

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Baldernock (Bearsden And Milngavie)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Bearsden And Milngavie
  • Former County Stirlingshire

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Field Visit (8 April 2016)

NS 58700 76396 On Craigmaddie Muir there is an E/W V-shaped setting of three c1.5m high standing stones, A-B-C. Two holes on the eastern stone A show that it was used as a gatepost to a ruined building immediately N of the stones, but as it has packing stones at its base, and stone C is cup-marked, it is likely that stone A is a Bronze Age standing stone. From

stone A, stone B indicates the setting sun or moon some 20 days before and after the equinoxes, while the stone C marks the equinox sunset on the 21st March and September. From stones B-C, stone A indicates the rising sun or moon near the equinoxes. This work was undertaken on 8 April 2016.

Archive: Douglas Scott

Funder: Douglas Scott

(Source: DES, Volume 17)

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