Standing Stone (destroyed): OS Grid Reference – NT 2421 7317
Archaeology & History
Not far from Edinburgh city centre, heading out towards Haymarket just off Morrison Street where the large car-park is, once stood a possible prehistoric standing stone. Not that long ago either… It was highlighted on the OS-map of 1853, but had been destroyed by the end of the 19th century when the Industrialists cut railway lines across its ground. The stone was shown in non-antiquated lettering, indicating there was no tradition of its prehistory. It may have been part of a folly, but I can find no account to indicate this. Do any Edinburgh historians or researchers know anything more about it? Help!
© Paul Bennett, The Northern Antiquarian