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STANDING STONE

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A stone that has been deliberately set upright in the ground. Use only for isolated stones. Otherwise use specific term where known.

Related Terms

Term Note
PICTISH SYMBOL STONE A stone bearing Pictish symbols such as carved animals, figures and abstract designs. If a cross is included, index as CROSS SLAB as well.
STONE Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function.
STONE CIRCLE A circular or oval setting of spaced, usually freestanding, upright stones. More than one circle may be present, arranged concentrically.
STONE ROW A single line, or two or more roughly parallel lines, of standing stones set at intervals along a common axis or series of axes.
STONE SETTING An arrangement of two or more standing stones. Use specific term where known.

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