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Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Earlston

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 55501

Site Number NT53NE 2

NGR NT 5966 3975

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Earlston
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT53NE 2 5966 3975.

(NT 5966 3975) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 6" map (1967)

This standing stone, which measures 5ft high by 2ft 6ins wide and 3ft 6ins long, is situated on a knowe about 20 yds SE of the Earlston - West Morriston road. It stands at the W end of two small houses which take their name from it (Name Book 1857). (Standingstone - now demolished.)

RCAHMS 1915, visited 1914

This unsculptured stone stands on a slight ridge. Its dimensions and location agree with the RCAHMS description.

Visited by OS (JD) 20 May 1955.


Field Visit (29 April 1914)

136B. Standing Stone, Purvishaugh.

About ¼ mile north-west of Purvishaugh farm-steading, and about 650 yards south-east of Grizzlefield ‘East Rings’ fort (No. 134 [NT54SE 6]), on a knowe some 20 yards south-east of the Earlston and West Morriston Road, is a monolith measuring 5 feet in height, 2 feet 6 inches in width, and 3 feet 6 inches in length.

RCAHMS 1915, visited 29th April 1914.

OS Map: Ber., xxvi. SE. (unnoted).

Sbc Note (15 April 2016)

Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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