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. Dargill, Crief, Perthshire
  95. Devil’s Arrows, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
  96. Druim Mor, Callander, Perthshire
  97. Druim nan Madagan, Torradale, Islay, Argyll
  98. Duachy, Kilninver, Argyll
  99. Dumgoyach, Strathblane, Stirlingshire
  100. Dunadd House, Kilmichael Glassary, Argyll
  101. Dunkeld Park, Dunkeld, Perthshire
  102. Dunruchan A, Muthill, Perthshire
  103. Dunruchan B, Muthill, Perthshire
  104. Dunruchan C, Muthill, Perthshire
  105. Dunruchan D, Muthill, Perthshire
  106. Dunruchan E, Muthill, Perthshire
  107. Dunruchan F, Muthill, Perthshire
  108. Dunruchan Hill, Muthill, Perthshire
  109. Easthill, Auchterarder, Perthshire
  110. Eilean Musdile, Lismore, Argyll
  111. Feizor, Lawkland, North Yorkshire
  112. Fingal’s Stone, Killin, Perthshire
  113. Finlaggan, Islay, Argyll
  114. Firbhreige, North Uist, Outer Hebrides
  115. Folly Hall, Norwood, North Yorkshire
  116. Formal, Bridge of Craigisla, Lintrathen, Angus
  117. Foulridge, Lancashire
  118. Frogden Circle, Linton, Roxburghshire
  119. Gala Braes (1), Bathgate, West Lothian
  120. Gala Braes (2), Bathgate, West Lothian
  121. Gartacharra, Islay, Argyll
  122. Ghaist Stane, Fern, Angus
  123. Giant’s Stone, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire
  124. Gleneagles A, Blackford, Perthshire
  125. Gleneagles B, Blackford, Perthshire
  126. Glenhead Standing Stone, Doune, Perthshire
  127. Glenhead Stone Row, Doune, Perthshire
  128. Glesart Stones, Glassford, Lanarkshire
  129. Gormyre, Torphichen, West Lothian
  130. Gray Stone, Dunning, Perthshire
  131. Great Moss Stone, Emmott Moor, Wycoller, Lancashire
  132. Green Crag Plain, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire
  133. Greenwood ‘B’ Stone, Midgley Moor, West Yorkshire
  134. Gray Stone, Burley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  135. The Grey Lady, Lundie, Angus
  136. Gwytherin Churchyard, Gwytherin, Denbighshire
  137. Hamblethorpe, Low Bradley, Skipton, North Yorkshire
  138. Hammond Close, Threshfield, North Yorkshire
  139. Harden Moor Stone Row, Bingley, West Yorkshire
  140. Hare Hill Stone, Oldfield, Oakworth, West Yorkshire
  141. Harlaw, Balerno, Midlothian
  142. Hartwith Moor, Summerbridge, North Yorkshire
  143. Hawk Stone, Spelsbury & Dean, Oxfordshire
  144. Higher House Moor, Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire
  145. Hippins Stone, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
  146. Holed Stone, West Overton, Wiltshire
  147. Hollin Tree Hill, Askwith Moor, North Yorkshire
  148. Hundred House, Radnor
  149. Idol Rock, Adel, West Yorkshire
  150. Ingle Stone, Dunipace, Stirlingshire
  151. James Stone, Blubberhouses Moor, North Yorkshire
  152. Jeffrey & Joan, Portesham, Dorset
  153. Jerusalem Farm, Laneshaw Bridge, Lancashire
  154. Keill Vreeshey, Crosby, Isle of Man
  155. Keillor, Kettins, Perthshire
  156. Kilbride, Islay, Argyll
  157. Kildonan, Badrallach, Ross & Cromarty
  158. Kilmory Castle, Lochgilphead, Argyll
  159. Kilninver, Argyll
  160. Kilry, Glen Isla, Angus
  161. Kirriemuir Hill, Kirriemuir, Angus
  162. Knockraich, Fintry, Stirlingshire
  163. Knockrome, Jura, Argyll
  164. Knott Moor, Hallthwaites, Millon, Cumbria
  165. Langbar Moor Stone, North Yorkshire
  166. Law Stones of Mugdock, Stirlingshire
  167. Lawers, Comrie, Perthshire
  168. Leargybreck, Jura, Argyll
  169. Le Grand Menhir Yorkshire, Keighley Moor, West Yorkshire
  170. Lidstone Monoliths, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
  171. Linton Church, Linton, Grassington, North Yorkshire
  172. Lipney, Blairlogie, Stirlingshire
  173. Little John’s Stone, Leicester – see St. John’s Stone, Leicester
  174. Little John’s Stone, Whitby – see Robin Hood & Little John Stones
  175. Llangynidr Bridge, Llangynidr, Breconshire, Wales
  176. Long Stone, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  177. Lundin Links, Largo, Fife
  178. MacBeth’s Stone, Meigle, Perthshire
  179. Machar Stones, Fintry, Stirlingshire
  180. Machriewaterfoot, Tormore, Arran, Argyll
  181. MacGregor Stone, Dunblane – see The White Stone
  182. Meikle Findowie, Dunkeld, Perthshire
  183. Middlesknowes, Oxnam, Roxburghshire
  184. Milton Woods, Applecross, Ross & Cromarty
  185. Mullans, Belleek, County Donegal
  186. Murrayshall, Scone, Perthshire
  187. Na Fir Bhreige, North Uist, Outer Hebrides
  188. Nafferton Slack, Driffield, East Yorkshire
  189. Neriby, Bridgend, Islay, Argyll
  190. Netherfoodie Cottage, Dairsie, Fife
  191. New Hagg, Hollow Meadows, Hallam Moors, South Yorkshire
  192. Newhall Bridge, Kenmore, Perthshire
  193. Newtyle, Dunkeld, Perthshire
  194. Nine Stones Monolith, Harthill, Youlgrave, Derbyshire
  195. North Wicking, Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire
  196. Old Bess Stone, Oakworth Moor, West Yorkshire
  197. The Old Man of Snowden, Askwith, North Yorkshire
  198. Old Wife’s Stone, Batley, West Yorkshire
  199. Orwell, Milnathort, Kinross
  200. Oswulf’s Stone, Mayfair, London, Middlesex
  201. Ox-Foot Stone, South Lopham, Norfolk
  202. Parc-y Meirw, Llanychaer, Pembrokeshire
  203. Pathfoot Stone, Airthrey, Stirling, Stirlingshire
  204. Penbont, Hundred House, Radnorshire
  205. Pendreich Muir, Dunblane, Stirlingshire
  206. Picts Stone Cross, Sellack, Herefordshire
  207. Pin Stone, Bradford, West Yorkshire – see Wart Stone
  208. The Polisher, West Overton, Wiltshire
  209. Port Ellen, Islay, Argyll
  210. Puidrac, Balquhidder, Perthshire
  211. Randolphfield, Stirling, Stirlingshire
  212. Raven’s Stone, Elgol, Strathaird, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire
  213. Ravenswood Avenue, Liberton, Edinburgh, Midlothian
  214. Rhu-na-Bidh, Shieldaig, Ross & Cromarty
  215. River Balgy, Shieldaig, Ross & Cromarty
  216. Robin Hood’s Stone, Allerton, Liverpool, Lancashire
  217. Robin Hood’s Stone, Kirklees, West Yorkshire
  218. Robin Hood & Little John, Castor, Northamptonshire
  219. Robin Hood & Little John, Whitby, North Yorkshire
  220. Robin Hood’s Stone, Whitby – see Robin Hood & Little John Stones
  221. Roms Hill, Wadsworth, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
  222. Rudston Monolith, East Yorkshire
  223. Rudstoop Monolith, Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire
  224. St. Cathan’s Church, Gigha, Argyll
  225. St. John’s Stone, Leicester, Leicestershire
  226. Salachary, Kilmartin, Argyll
  227. Sannaig, Jura, Argyll
  228. Scapegoat Hill, Golcar, West Yorkshire
  229. Shawton, Chapeltown, Lanarkshire
  230. Skip Knowe, Newton, Dumfriesshire
  231. Slack Bottom Stone, Heptonstall, West Yorkshire
  232. Sowerby Lad, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire
  233. Spittal of Glenshee, Kirkmichael, Perthshire
  234. Split Stone, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire
  235. Spurn Clough, Fence, Higham, Lancashire
  236. Standing Stone, Dalmeny, West Lothian
  237. Standing Stone, Linlithgow, West Lothian
  238. Standing Stone Hill, Heptonstall Moor, West Yorkshire
  239. Staniston Hill, Stainburn, North Yorkshire
  240. Stannin Stane of Benshie, Kirriemuir, Angus – See Balinshoe
  241. Stansfield Monolith, Todmorden, West Yorkshire
  242. Stinking Stone, Steeton, West Yorkshire
  243. Stone Hill Head, Allerston Moor, North Yorkshire
  244. Stone Lud, Bower, Caithness
  245. Stone of Mannan, Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire
  246. Stones Farm Monoliths, Todmorden, West Yorkshire
  247. Strathblane Churchyard, Stirlingshire
  248. Strone, Jura, Argyll
  249. Sutcliffe Rough, Widdop Moor, West Yorkshire
  250. Tarry Stone, Cookham, Berkshire
  251. Taymouth Standing Stones, Kenmore – see Newhall Bridge
  252. Taynuilt, Argyll
  253. Temple Yarmer, Nidd, North Yorkshire – see Yarmer Head
  254. Thief Thorne, Draughton Moor, North Yorkshire
  255. Thor Stone, Taston, Oxfordshire
  256. Three Stanes, Strathaven – Lanarkshire
  257. Tirai, Glen Lochay, Perthshire
  258. Tir Artair, Killin, Perthshire
  259. Todholes, Weston, Lanarkshire
  260. Todmor Stone, Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire
  261. Tods Stone, Monifieth, Angus
  262. Toscaig, Applecross, Ross & Cromarty
  263. Trysting Stone, Doune, Perthshire
  264. Tuilyies, Torryburn, Fife
  265. Turley Holes Stones, Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire
  266. Turvin Stone, Higher House Moor, Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire
  267. Uiskentuie, Islay, Argyll
  268. Upper Fernoch, Tayvallich, Argyll
  269. Wallace’s Stone, Sheriffmuir, Dunblane, Stirlingshire
  270. Walton Head, Kirkby Overblow, West Yorkshire
  271. Wart Stone, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  272. Water Sheddles Cross, Oakworth Moor, West Yorkshire
  273. West Agra, Gollinglith Foot, North Yorkshire
  274. Westerton, Aberlemno, Angus
  275. White Stone, Dunblane, Stirlingshire
  276. Wife with the Bratty Plaid, Balfron, Stirlingshire
  277. Witches Stone, Monzie, Crieff, Perthshire
  278. Witches Stone, St. Martin’s, Perthshire
  279. Witch’s Stone, Meanwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire
  280. Wizard’s Stone, Dollar, Clackmannanshire
  281. Yarmer Head, Nidd, North Yorkshire
  282. Yoni Stone, Keighley, West Yorkshire

© Paul Bennett, The Northern Antiquarian

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