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Sheriff Muir

Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric)

Site Name Sheriff Muir

Classification Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric)

Alternative Name(s) Sheriff Muir Cottages

Canmore ID 51525

Site Number NT24SW 1

NGR NT 2009 4005

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Stobo
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Tweeddale
  • Former County Peebles-shire

Archaeology Notes

NT24SW 1 2009 4005.

(NT 2009 4005) Standing Stones (NR)

OS 6" map (1965)

The two standing stones on Sheriff Muir are set 7' apart and aligned N - S. The N Stone, 3' 9" high, is a four sided block, 3'9" N-S x 2'6" E-W. The S stone, 4'3" high, is of similar appearance and measures 3' square at ground level. No traces can now by seen of the other stones, noted by the OSA, each c.1' high, which were erected at regular distances on a curved line running E from the two surviving stones. Buchan and Paton note that "careful digging by three men (on 18 July 1921) brought nothing to light".

(Information from R W Feachem notebook 1958, 20)

OSA 1792; J W Buchan and H Paton 1927; RCAHMS 1967, visited 1958

These two stones are as described.

Visited by OS (JLD) 15 May 1962 and (BS) 26 September 1974.


Sbc Note (15 April 2016)

Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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