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Wallace's Putting Stone, Raeberry Hill

Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)(Possible)

Site Name Wallace's Putting Stone, Raeberry Hill

Classification Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)(Possible)

Canmore ID 64464

Site Number NX74SW 2

NGR NX 7016 4381

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkcudbright
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX74SW 2 701 439.

A large stone with marks representing a hand, commonly known as "Wallace's Putting Stone" stands on Raeberry Hill (Big Raeberry - NX 701439). According to Hamilton, this stone is the last remnant of a stone circle, its companions having either disappeared over the cliff due to erosion, or more probably used to build Raeberry Castle.

M Harper 1896; G Hamilton 1885

The only large stone on Big Raeberry is a natural boulder at NX 7017 4381. There is no evidence to suggest that this is the remains of a stone circle and although this may be "Wallace's Putting Stone" it bears no trace of a "hand". The name could not be verified locally.

Visited by OS (RD) 19 April 1971

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