Standing Stones

Simply what the term suggests: upright singular or multiple sets of stones plonked there thousands of years back (traditionally betwixt neolithic and Iron Age) for various uses. Some relate to burial; others to land-markers (tribal boundaries, etc); some may be alignment-markers (solar and lunar); others simple meeting spots (moots). They are closely related to stone circles, tombs, and many of them are outliers to such sites.

STANDING STONES:  Bibliography & References

Standing stones on Jura

  1. Achacha, Barcaldine, Argyll
  2. Acharn, Killin, Perthshire
  3. Acharra, Duror, Argyll
  4. Achnabreck, Lochgilphead, Argyll
  5. Achnancarranan, Islay, Argyll
  6. Agra Moor, North Yorkshire
  7. Aiggin Stone, Blackstone Edge, Littleborough, Lancashire
  8. Airthrey Stone, Stirling University, Stirlingshire
  9. Allt Ghaordaidh, Glen Lochay, Perthshire
  10. Allt Leathan, Fortingall, Perthshire
  11. Alva Church, Alva, Clackmannanshire
  12. Ardfernal, Jura, Argyll
  13. Ardtalla, Islay, Argyll
  14. Auchingarroch, Muthill, Perthshire
  15. Auchnafree, Glen Almond, Perthshire
  16. Baile Tharbhach, Islay, Argyll
  17. Balinshoe, Kirriemuir, Angus
  18. Balkello, Tealing, Angus
  19. Ballinaby, Islay, Argyll
  20. Ballochraggan, Port of Menteith, Perthshire
  21. Balnabroich 1, Kirkmichael, Perthshire
  22. Balnabroich 2, Kirkmichael, Perthshire
  23. Balnakeilly Stone, Pitlochry, Perthshire
  24. Bandrum, Saline, Fife
  25. Barnashaig, Tayvallich, Kilmartin, Argyll
  26. Barrnacoilich, Armaddy Castle, Argyll
  27. Barrow Hill Stone, Chastleton, Oxfordshire
  28. Beinn Cham, Islay, Argyll
  29. Bel Stane, Causewayhead, Stirling, Stirlingshire
  30. The Bhacain, Cashlie, Glen Lyon, Perthshire
  31. Blackhill, Hazelbank, Lanarkshire
  32. Black Knoll, Morton Moor, West Yorkshire
  33. Blowing Stone, Kingston Lisle, Oxfordshire
  34. Blubberhouse Moor, North Yorkshire
  35. Blue Stane, St. Andrews, Fife
  36. Boat Stone, Blackford, Perthshire
  37. Borgie Bridge, Tongue, Sutherland
  38. Boreland Hill, Kincardine, Stirlingshire
  39. Borland, Alyth, Perthshire
  40. Boulter’s Barn Stone, Churchill, Oxfordshire
  41. Boydstone Road, Eastwood, Glasgow, Renfrewshire
  42. Braidwood, Carluke, Lanarkshire
  43. Bride Stone, Farnley Moor, North Yorkshire
  44. Broadgate Farm, Strathblane, Stirlingshire
  45. Brown Beck Stone – see Agra Moor Standing Stone
  46. Bull Stone, Guiseley, West Yorkshire
  47. Burley Moor Stone Avenue, West Yorkshire
  48. Busky Dike Druidical Altar, Fewston, North Yorkshire
  49. Caddam, Kirriemuir, Angus
  50. Caisteal Samhraidh, Glen Lochay, Killin, Perthshire
  51. Camas an Staca, Jura, Argyll
  52. Caratacus Stone, Winsford, Somerset
  53. Carie, Kenmore, Perthshire
  54. Carlin Stone, Balfron, Stirlingshire
  55. Carra Bhroin, Lochboisdale, South Uist, Outer Hebrides
  56. Carragh a Ghlinne, Jura, Argyll
  57. Carragh an Tarbert, Gigha, Argyll
  58. Carragh Bhan, Islay, Argyll
  59. Carron, Kilmartin, Argyll
  60. Castleton, Dollar, Clackmannanshire
  61. Causeway Edge, Blackstone Edge Moor, Littleborough, Lancashire
  62. Churn Milk Joan, Midgley Moor, West Yorkshire
  63. Clach a’ Mharsainte, Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire
  64. Clach a Phaonais, Strontian, Inverness-shire
  65. Clach a Pheanais, Balnahard, Colonsay, Argyll
  66. Clach Mhor a Che, Cladach a’ Chaolais, North Uist
  67. Clachan Ceann Ile, Islay, Argyll
  68. Clach na Boile, Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire
  69. Clach na h-Iobairte, Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire
  70. Cladh Maolrithe, Berneray, Outer Hebrides
  71. Clarkston Farm, Dillarburn, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire
  72. Cloven Stone, Colinton, Edinburgh, Midlothian
  73. Cnoc a’ Charraigh, Colonsay, Argyll
  74. Cnoc Mor, Garbhallt, Argyll
  75. Cnoc na Carraigh, Gigha, Argyll
  76. Coffin Stone, Sabden, Lancashire
  77. Cold Stone, Burley Moor, West Yorkshire
  78. Cona Bhacain, Cashlie, Glen Lyon, Perthshire – see The Bhacain
  79. Concraig, Muthill, Perthshire
  80. Connel, Oban, Argyll
  81. Conwath Stone, Inverkeithny, Banffshire
  82. Cragg Hall Field, Hallthwaites, Millon, Cumbria
  83. Craggish, Comrie, Perthshire
  84. Craigneich Farm, Muthill, Perthshire
  85. Creagantairbh Beag, Ford, Argyll
  86. Croc-tigh-Goil, Ribill, Tongue, Sutherland
  87. Crooked Stane, Elvanfoot, Lanarkshire
  88. Crow Hill, Midgley Moor, West Yorkshire
  89. Cuckoo Stones, Haworth Moor, West Yorkshire
  90. Dalchirla (north), Muthill, Perthshire
  91. Dalchirla (east), Muthill, Perthshire
  92. Dalry, Edinburgh, Midlothian
  93. Dane’s Stone, Pitlochry, Perthshire
  94. Devil’s Arrows, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
  95. Druim Mor, Callander, Perthshire
  96. Druim nan Madagan, Torradale, Islay, Argyll
  97. Duachy, Kilninver, Argyll
  98. Dumgoyach, Strathblane, Stirlingshire
  99. Dunadd House, Kilmichael Glassary, Argyll
  100. Dunkeld Park, Dunkeld, Perthshire
  101. Dunruchan A, Muthill, Perthshire
  102. Dunruchan B, Muthill, Perthshire
  103. Dunruchan C, Muthill, Perthshire
  104. Dunruchan D, Muthill, Perthshire
  105. Dunruchan E, Muthill, Perthshire
  106. Dunruchan F, Muthill, Perthshire
  107. Dunruchan Hill, Muthill, Perthshire
  108. Easthill, Auchterarder, Perthshire
  109. Eilean Musdile, Lismore, Argyll
  110. Feizor, Lawkland, North Yorkshire
  111. Fingal’s Stone, Killin, Perthshire
  112. Finlaggan, Islay, Argyll
  113. Firbhreige, North Uist, Outer Hebrides
  114. Folly Hall, Norwood, North Yorkshire
  115. Formal, Bridge of Craigisla, Lintrathen, Angus
  116. Foulridge, Lancashire
  117. Frogden Circle, Linton, Roxburghshire
  118. Gala Braes (1), Bathgate, West Lothian
  119. Gala Braes (2), Bathgate, West Lothian
  120. Gartacharra, Islay, Argyll
  121. Ghaist Stane, Fern, Angus
  122. Giant’s Stone, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire
  123. Gleneagles A, Blackford, Perthshire
  124. Gleneagles B, Blackford, Perthshire
  125. Glenhead Standing Stone, Doune, Perthshire
  126. Glenhead Stone Row, Doune, Perthshire
  127. Glesart Stones, Glassford, Lanarkshire
  128. Gormyre, Torphichen, West Lothian
  129. Gray Stone, Dunning, Perthshire
  130. Great Moss Stone, Emmott Moor, Wycoller, Lancashire
  131. Green Crag Plain, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire
  132. Greenwood ‘B’ Stone, Midgley Moor, West Yorkshire
  133. Gray Stone, Burley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  134. The Grey Lady, Lundie, Angus
  135. Gwytherin Churchyard, Gwytherin, Denbighshire
  136. Hamblethorpe, Low Bradley, Skipton, North Yorkshire
  137. Hammond Close, Threshfield, North Yorkshire
  138. Harden Moor Stone Row, Bingley, West Yorkshire
  139. Hare Hill Stone, Oldfield, Oakworth, West Yorkshire
  140. Harlaw, Balerno, Midlothian
  141. Hartwith Moor, Summerbridge, North Yorkshire
  142. Hawk Stone, Spelsbury & Dean, Oxfordshire
  143. Higher House Moor, Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire
  144. Hippins Stone, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
  145. Holed Stone, West Overton, Wiltshire
  146. Hollin Tree Hill, Askwith Moor, North Yorkshire
  147. Hundred House, Radnor
  148. Idol Rock, Adel, West Yorkshire
  149. Ingle Stone, Dunipace, Stirlingshire
  150. James Stone, Blubberhouses Moor, North Yorkshire
  151. Jeffrey & Joan, Portesham, Dorset
  152. Jerusalem Farm, Laneshaw Bridge, Lancashire
  153. Keill Vreeshey, Crosby, Isle of Man
  154. Keillor, Kettins, Perthshire
  155. Kilbride, Islay, Argyll
  156. Kildonan, Badrallach, Ross & Cromarty
  157. Kilmory Castle, Lochgilphead, Argyll
  158. Kilninver, Argyll
  159. Kilry, Glen Isla, Angus
  160. Kirriemuir Hill, Kirriemuir, Angus
  161. Knockraich, Fintry, Stirlingshire
  162. Knockrome, Jura, Argyll
  163. Knott Moor, Hallthwaites, Millon, Cumbria
  164. Langbar Moor Stone, North Yorkshire
  165. Law Stones of Mugdock, Stirlingshire
  166. Lawers, Comrie, Perthshire
  167. Leargybreck, Jura, Argyll
  168. Le Grand Menhir Yorkshire, Keighley Moor, West Yorkshire
  169. Lidstone Monoliths, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
  170. Linton Church, Linton, Grassington, North Yorkshire
  171. Lipney, Blairlogie, Stirlingshire
  172. Little John’s Stone, Leicester – see St. John’s Stone, Leicester
  173. Little John’s Stone, Whitby – see Robin Hood & Little John Stones
  174. Llangynidr Bridge, Llangynidr, Breconshire, Wales
  175. Long Stone, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  176. Lundin Links, Largo, Fife
  177. MacBeth’s Stone, Meigle, Perthshire
  178. Machar Stones, Fintry, Stirlingshire
  179. Machriewaterfoot, Tormore, Arran, Argyll
  180. MacGregor Stone, Dunblane – see The White Stone
  181. Meikle Findowie, Dunkeld, Perthshire
  182. Middlesknowes, Oxnam, Roxburghshire
  183. Milton Woods, Applecross, Ross & Cromarty
  184. Mullans, Belleek, County Donegal
  185. Murrayshall, Scone, Perthshire
  186. Na Fir Bhreige, North Uist, Outer Hebrides
  187. Nafferton Slack, Driffield, East Yorkshire
  188. Neriby, Bridgend, Islay, Argyll
  189. Netherfoodie Cottage, Dairsie, Fife
  190. New Hagg, Hollow Meadows, Hallam Moors, South Yorkshire
  191. Newhall Bridge, Kenmore, Perthshire
  192. Newtyle, Dunkeld, Perthshire
  193. Nine Stones Monolith, Harthill, Youlgrave, Derbyshire
  194. North Wicking, Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire
  195. Old Bess Stone, Oakworth Moor, West Yorkshire
  196. The Old Man of Snowden, Askwith, North Yorkshire
  197. Old Wife’s Stone, Batley, West Yorkshire
  198. Orwell, Milnathort, Kinross
  199. Oswulf’s Stone, Mayfair, London, Middlesex
  200. Ox-Foot Stone, South Lopham, Norfolk
  201. Parc-y Meirw, Llanychaer, Pembrokeshire
  202. Pathfoot Stone, Airthrey, Stirling, Stirlingshire
  203. Penbont, Hundred House, Radnorshire
  204. Pendreich Muir, Dunblane, Stirlingshire
  205. Picts Stone Cross, Sellack, Herefordshire
  206. Pin Stone, Bradford, West Yorkshire – see Wart Stone
  207. The Polisher, West Overton, Wiltshire
  208. Port Ellen, Islay, Argyll
  209. Puidrac, Balquhidder, Perthshire
  210. Randolphfield, Stirling, Stirlingshire
  211. Raven’s Stone, Elgol, Strathaird, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire
  212. Ravenswood Avenue, Liberton, Edinburgh, Midlothian
  213. Rhu-na-Bidh, Shieldaig, Ross & Cromarty
  214. River Balgy, Shieldaig, Ross & Cromarty
  215. Robin Hood’s Stone, Allerton, Liverpool, Lancashire
  216. Robin Hood’s Stone, Kirklees, West Yorkshire
  217. Robin Hood & Little John, Castor, Northamptonshire
  218. Robin Hood & Little John, Whitby, North Yorkshire
  219. Robin Hood’s Stone, Whitby – see Robin Hood & Little John Stones
  220. Roms Hill, Wadsworth, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
  221. Rudston Monolith, East Yorkshire
  222. Rudstoop Monolith, Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire
  223. St. Cathan’s Church, Gigha, Argyll
  224. St. John’s Stone, Leicester, Leicestershire
  225. Salachary, Kilmartin, Argyll
  226. Sannaig, Jura, Argyll
  227. Scapegoat Hill, Golcar, West Yorkshire
  228. Shawton, Chapeltown, Lanarkshire
  229. Skip Knowe, Newton, Dumfriesshire
  230. Slack Bottom Stone, Heptonstall, West Yorkshire
  231. Sowerby Lad, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire
  232. Spittal of Glenshee, Kirkmichael, Perthshire
  233. Split Stone, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire
  234. Spurn Clough, Fence, Higham, Lancashire
  235. Standing Stone, Dalmeny, West Lothian
  236. Standing Stone, Linlithgow, West Lothian
  237. Standing Stone Hill, Heptonstall Moor, West Yorkshire
  238. Staniston Hill, Stainburn, North Yorkshire
  239. Stannin Stane of Benshie, Kirriemuir, Angus – See Balinshoe
  240. Stansfield Monolith, Todmorden, West Yorkshire
  241. Stinking Stone, Steeton, West Yorkshire
  242. Stone Hill Head, Allerston Moor, North Yorkshire
  243. Stone Lud, Bower, Caithness
  244. Stone of Mannan, Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire
  245. Stones Farm Monoliths, Todmorden, West Yorkshire
  246. Strathblane Churchyard, Stirlingshire
  247. Strone, Jura, Argyll
  248. Sutcliffe Rough, Widdop Moor, West Yorkshire
  249. Tarry Stone, Cookham, Berkshire
  250. Taymouth Standing Stones, Kenmore – see Newhall Bridge
  251. Taynuilt, Argyll
  252. Temple Yarmer, Nidd, North Yorkshire – see Yarmer Head
  253. Thief Thorne, Draughton Moor, North Yorkshire
  254. Thor Stone, Taston, Oxfordshire
  255. Three Stanes, Strathaven – Lanarkshire
  256. Tirai, Glen Lochay, Perthshire
  257. Tir Artair, Killin, Perthshire
  258. Todholes, Weston, Lanarkshire
  259. Todmor Stone, Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire
  260. Tods Stone, Monifieth, Angus
  261. Toscaig, Applecross, Ross & Cromarty
  262. Trysting Stone, Doune, Perthshire
  263. Tuilyies, Torryburn, Fife
  264. Turley Holes Stones, Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire
  265. Turvin Stone, Higher House Moor, Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire
  266. Uiskentuie, Islay, Argyll
  267. Upper Fernoch, Tayvallich, Argyll
  268. Wallace’s Stone, Sheriffmuir, Dunblane, Stirlingshire
  269. Walton Head, Kirkby Overblow, West Yorkshire
  270. Wart Stone, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  271. Water Sheddles Cross, Oakworth Moor, West Yorkshire
  272. West Agra, Gollinglith Foot, North Yorkshire
  273. Westerton, Aberlemno, Angus
  274. White Stone, Dunblane, Stirlingshire
  275. Wife with the Bratty Plaid, Balfron, Stirlingshire
  276. Witches Stone, Monzie, Crieff, Perthshire
  277. Witches Stone, St. Martin’s, Perthshire
  278. Witch’s Stone, Meanwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  279. Wizard’s Stone, Dollar, Clackmannanshire
  280. Yarmer Head, Nidd, North Yorkshire
  281. Yoni Stone, Keighley, West Yorkshire

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