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

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