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Broadgate Farm

Standing Stone (Prehistoric), Cinerary Urn

Site Name Broadgate Farm

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric), Cinerary Urn

Canmore ID 44439

Site Number NS57NE 4

NGR NS 5692 7940

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Strathblane (Stirling)
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS57NE 4 5692 7940.

A stone standing 4ft (1.2m) high and measuring 2ft 3inches (0.6m) by 3ft (0.9m) at ground level. It may will be the stone referred to in the New Statistical Account (NSA 1845) as marking the spot where Mr Stirling of Ballagan was murdered in the 17th century.

RCAHMS 1963.

Surveyed 1:2500.

Visited by OS 2 May 1966.

NS 569 794 This block of stone stands 1.2m high and measures 0.9m by 0.7m at its base; it is associated with a 17th-century murder and may not be a prehistoric standing stone.

RCAHMS 1979; visited September 1978

RCAHMS 1963

Excavation at the base of the fallen standing stone was undertaken prior to its re-erection. A ledge had been cut on the south-west side of the shallow stone hole and fragments of the base survived and the diameter of the base is approximately 17cm. The urn contained a cremation and a small quantity of charcoal. It lay only 15cm below the ground surface and is in a poor condition. The standing stone has now been re-erected and set in concrete.

L Main 1982.

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