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Megget Stone

Boundary Marker (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Megget Stone

Classification Boundary Marker (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 49794

Site Number NT12SE 1

NGR NT 1506 2028

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Yarrow
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Selkirkshire

Archaeology Notes

NT12SE 1 1506 2028.

(NT 1506 2028) Megget Stone (NAT)

OS 6" map (1965)

The Megget Stone stands by the Megget - Talla road at the watershed and, whether this was its original purpose or not, now marks the boundary between Selkirkshire and Peeblesshire. The stone is a slab of gritty greywacke, 7 1/2 ins thick, showing traces of dressing along both sides; its height, measured on the W side, is 3 ft 4 ins, but the E side shows a step or shoulder, 3 1/2 ins deep and apparently artificial, at 2 ft 9 ins above ground level. Just below the shoulder the N face is 13 ins broad, and at ground level 11 ins.

RCAHMS 1957, visited 1950

This stone is as described by the RCAHMS.

Visited by OS (EGC) 1 August 1963

Anderson suggests that the Megget Stone was a marker on the boundary of the royal Ettrick Forest as it was in 1236.

M L Anderson 1967

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Sbc Note (15 April 2016)

Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council

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