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Girdle Stane

Boundary Stone (Medieval)

Site Name Girdle Stane

Classification Boundary Stone (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Dunnichen 1

Canmore ID 34662

Site Number NO54NW 10

NGR NO 5279 4985

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Dunnichen
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO54NW 10 5279 4985.

(NO 5279 4985) Girdle Stane (NR)

OS 6" map, (1971)

A rough boulder, called the "Girdle Stane of Dunnichen" is situated at the junction of two roads, a little NE of Letham, marking the boundaries between Dunnichen and Rescobie parishes, also between the lands of Dunnichen and Ochterlony (Balmadies). It is about 5' x 3', having on its face a circle about 30" in diameter and a smaller circle about 6" across. It is probably the Grey Stone referred to in a note on the marches of Dunnichen, about 1280.

A J Warden 1880-5.

This boundary stone is as described above. It is situated on the parish boundary at the corner of road junctions, and is flush with the ground, raised slightly (0.1m) on the E side. The smaller circle is in the form of a cup and ring mark.


Visited by OS (WDJ) 11 May 1966.


Field Visit (March 1978)

Girdle Stane NO527 498 NO54NW 10

There is a possible cup-and-ring mark on this boundary marker.

RCAHMS 1978, visited March 1978

(Warden 1880-85, iii, 190; Coutts 1970, 24, no. 2)


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