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

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