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Maybole, Lyonston

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Maybole, Lyonston

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 41670

Site Number NS31SW 8

NGR NS 3099 1039

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Ayrshire
  • Parish Maybole
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kyle And Carrick
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS31SW 8 3099 1039.

(NS 3099 1039) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 25" map (1965)

There is a standing stone of grey granite, 4ft high by 3ft 4ins by 2ft 7ins on the summit of rising ground on Lyonstone. It is larger at the top, and very much rounded at the angles.

J Smith 1895

A large standing stone, broader at the top than at the base, 1.4m high, as described by Smith.

Visited by OS (JD) 7 December 1955

The weatered stone is unmarked and as previously described. According to local historian Mr J Gray Snr (4 Culzean Rd, Maybole), its local name is 'Lyonston' - from which the nearby farm took its name.

Visited by OS (JRL) 8 August 1977

Standing Stone, Lyonston: A rounded granite boulder about 1.4m high.

RCAHMS 1983, visited 1982

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