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Falkirk, Camelon

Carved Stone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Falkirk, Camelon

Classification Carved Stone (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 46940

Site Number NS88SE 40

NGR NS 8686 8048

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Falkirk
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS88SE 40 8686 8048.

In December 1901 a sculptured stone was found on the S side of the Falkirk-Glasgow road at Camelon when preparing the foundations of a house. It lay face downwards under a tree at a depth of about 3ft in a strip of plantation between the road and the policy of Camelon House. The exact spot was 38ft S from an old wall bounding the road, and 53ft W from the entrance road leading to the house, 40ft E from the junction of the Larbert and Glasgow roads (ie. c.NS 8686 8048).

The stone is 4ft 3ins high by 18 1/2ins broad. It depicts a Roman cavalryman on horseback with shield and upraised sword in high relief in the upper panel; and in the smaller panel below, the prostrate body of a native with fallen sword and square shield. There is no inscription. Because of inaccuracies in certain details of the sculptures, the stone is believed to be a 19th century forgery (G Maxwell 1973).

T Ross 1902

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