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Edinburgh, Braid Road, The Buck Stane

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Edinburgh, Braid Road, The Buck Stane

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 51760

Site Number NT26NW 18

NGR NT 2445 6944

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/51760

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT26NW 18 2450 6922.

(NT 2444 6944) Buck Stone (NAT)

OS 1:1250 map (1964)

The "Buck Stane", built into a garden wall, is 3'4" in height, 15" across the widest face, and 11" thick, but it has no distinctive features. It is traditionally associated with the Barony of Penicuik and the royal hunts on the Boroughmuir (W Maitland 1753).

RCAHMS 1929, visited 1927

The Buck Stane now stands at NT 2450 6922. According to a plaque, the Buck Stane marked the place where the buckhounds were unleashed when the King of Scotland hunted in the region.

Visited by OS (BS) 4 December 1975

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