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Crouse, Broom Hill, Hole Stone

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name Crouse, Broom Hill, Hole Stone

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 62872

Site Number NX35NE 6

NGR NX 36585 55732

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

NX35NE 6 36585 55732

(NX 3658 5573) Hole Stone (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

This perforated standing stone is a granite boulder 5' high with a circumference of 10ft near the centre. The perforation occurs 14" from the top and about the centre of the breadth and is formed by the connection of two opposing bowl-shaped depressions, about 9" wide and as many deep, by a channel 4in long.

This stone and another about 15 yards to the east, are traditionally said to have been associated with marriage ceremonies.

R W Feachem 1963; RCAHMS 1912; Name Book 1848

The "Hole Stone" is as described. The other stone no longer exists.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 19 August 1970

The removal and destruction of the second stone are said by W Armstrong, antiquarian collector, to have taken place about 1857.

J Williams 1975

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