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Tods Stone, Monifieth, Angus

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 486 339? Archaeology & History The only reference I can find about this site is in A.J. Warden’s (1880) massive survey of the county of Angus—previously called ‘Forfarshire’—where, in his discussion of … Continue reading

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Balkello, Tealing, Angus

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 36332 38305 Also Known as: Canmore ID 31871 The Standing Stone of Balkello Getting Here From the little village of Kirkton of Auchterhouse, take the winding road uphill east as if you’re heading to … Continue reading

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Salachary Stones, Kilmartin, Argyll

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NM 8405 0403 Also Known as: Canmore ID 22831 Getting Here Roughly halfway between the staggering standing stone at Kintraw and the farmhouse of Salachary a coupla miles east along the A816 road to Kilmartin, … Continue reading

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Swithins Well, Rothwell, West Yorkshire

Healing Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 3442 2686 Also Known as: St. Swithin’s Well Archaeology & History Highlighted in the fields on the south-side of Rothwell village on the 1854 OS-map, Swithin’s Well was, according to historian Andrea Smith … Continue reading

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Gilfeilzie Well, Alyth, Perthshire

Sacred Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 2675 5071 Also Known as: Well of Gilfeilzie Archaeology & History Long lost, this was a sacred well whose history has all but fallen away.  Were it not for the historian James … Continue reading

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Tammie Blair’s Well, Dunblane, Stirlingshire

Healing Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NN 780 010 Archaeology & History It’s difficult to work out the exact position of this lost well, even from Alexander Barty’s (1944) description of the place.  There are several unnamed ‘Wells’ on the … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Well, Dunblane, Stirlingshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NN 78126 01281 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24681 Archaeology & History This now-lost holy well was a place whose history was integrally tied to the adjacent and also destroyed Bishop’s Palace: a large … Continue reading

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Meikle Findowie, Little Dunkeld, Perthshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 96105 39143 Also Known as: Canmore ID 86434 Getting Here Along the A822 road between Dunkeld and Milton, 4.7 miles (7.6km) west of the A9, turn left down the track signposted ‘Meikle Findowie’.  About 700 … Continue reading

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Murrayshall, Scone, Perthshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 15200 26263 Also Known as: Balgarvie (Swarbrick) Canmore ID 28135 Mill of Bonhard Getting Here On the main road (A94) through Scone, go east along either Murrayshall Road or Bonhard Road for a short … Continue reading

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Kipps, Linlithgow, West Lothian

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 9909 7387 Also Known as: Canmore ID 47920 Archaeology & History In an Address to the Scottish Society of Antiquaries in the middle of the 19th century, Sir James Simpson (1862) pointed out … Continue reading

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