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

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