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Gormyre, Refuge Stone

Sanctuary Marker (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Gormyre, Refuge Stone

Classification Sanctuary Marker (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Torphichen Preceptory, Refuge Stone At Easter Gormyre Farm; Easter Gormyre, Sanctuary Stone

Canmore ID 47915

Site Number NS97SE 12

NGR NS 9806 7311

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Lothian
  • Parish Torphichen
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District West Lothian
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NS97SE 12 9806 7311

See also NS97SW 2, and NS97SE 22, NS97SE 25, NS97SE 30.

For Torphichen Preceptory (NS 96893 72516) and associated monuments, see NS97SE 7.

(NS 9806 7311) Refuge Stone (NR)

OS 6" map (1968)

This quadrilateral upright boulder stands on the summit of a low flat-topped ridge. Of hard red grit, it is c. 4' high, 2' 8" x 2' wide at bottom, and 3' 5" wide at top. The ONB notes that the outline of a Maltese cross, almost obliterated, may be seen on the N face of the stone, when viewed from a few yards away. This is one of the stones marking the area of the sanctuary associated with Torphichen Preceptory

Name Book 1856; Prof Duns 1878; RCAHMS 1929, visited 1923.

As described above, though there is now no trace of the cross mentioned.

Visited by OS (JLD) 5 December 1952 and (JP) 14 August 1974.


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