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The Grey Wether, Meikledale

Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Site Name The Grey Wether, Meikledale

Classification Standing Stone (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 67790

Site Number NY39SE 19

NGR NY 37616 92734

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Ewes
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY39SE 19 3761 9273.

(NY 3761 9273) Grey Wether (NAT)

OS 6" map (1957)

The 'Grey Wether', a standing stone, is a large whinstone slab, 4ft 8ins high, 3ft 5ins broad and 1 ft thick, facing WSW-ESE.

RCAHMS 1920, visited 1912

'Grey Wether', name verified. This weathered slab now lies in a level, arable field. Mr Steatham of Meikledale states that the stone was standing until shortly before the last war, when it was blasted out and part of it dumped in the nearby Meikledale Burn. However, its present dimensions of 1.6m by 1.0m by 0.3m are similar to the 1920 RCAHMS description.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (JRL) 24 September 1979.


Field Visit (November 1980)

The Grey Wether, Meikledale NY 376 927 NY39SE 19

This fallen standing stone (1m by 0.3m and 1.6m in length) lies in a field 250m SSW of Meikledale farmhouse.

RCAHMS 1981, visited November 1980

(Hyslop and Hyslop 1912, 52; RCAHMS 1920, p. 84, No. 223)

Note (1997)

NY 3761 9273 NY39SE 19

Listed as standing stone.

RCAHMS 1997.


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