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Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Longcastle

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 62686

Site Number NX34NE 2

NGR NX 3824 4810

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX34NE 2 3824 4810.

(NX 3824 4810) Standing Stone (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

This standing stone is 4' 10" high by 2'4" broad, facing SE 36' E of it, and crossed by the wall at the roadside is a granite boulder 3'6" high by 3'2" broad, facing WSW-ENE, while there are several other large boulders built into the wall nearby. These various stones suggest that there may have been a stone circle here.

RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

Symson mentions "a monument at Cairnfield, almost like Galdus' tomb, but it consists of not so good stones nor yet placed in so good order". (Galdus' tomb was the name he gave to the three large standing stones in the centre of the Standing Stones of Torhouskie - NX35NE 14; also see NX34NE 3). This could be an earlier reference to the feature described by RCAHMS.

W Macfarlane 1907

The standing stone is as described. The boulder in the wall appears to be in situ but there is not sufficient evidence to suggest a stone circle.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (DWR) 31 January 1973


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