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

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