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'Long Tom', Milldown

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name 'Long Tom', Milldown

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 60886

Site Number NX07SE 3

NGR NX 0816 7183

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Inch
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX07SE 3 0816 7183.

(NX 08147186) Long Tom (NAT) Standing Stone (NR).

OS 6" map (1957)

'Long Tom' is a standing stone measuring 6' high and 2' 2" in each direction at base, diminishing to an edge at the top.

R W Feachem 1963

NX 08137181 A standing stone as described. Its dimensions are 0.7m by 0.7m at the base and 1.7m high. It was not possible to confirm the name locally.

Surveyed at 1:10 000.

Visited by OS (BS) 18 May 1976

'Long Tom', Milldown Hill: Standing Stone. Dimensions as given by Feachem.

RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

Thom states that this standing stone was of significance for lunar observations. However, this is disputed by Ruggles.

A Thom 1971; C Ruggles 1981

This standing stone is situated on Loan Hill 400m S of the Wigtown District boundary and 110m NW of the Glen Burn; it measures 0.65m by 0.7m at the base by 1.7m in height. About 0.5m above the ground on the SW face there is a shallow cupmark (40mm x 10mm in depth) and below it, near the bottom of the stone, there are a further four hollows (20mm by 6mm in depth), which may be artificial.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) 18 March 1985

Activities

Sbc Note

Visibility: This is an upstanding earthwork or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council

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