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Tillicoultry House Carving, Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NS 9240 9752 Also Known as: Canmore ID 48255 Archaeology & History A recent visit to try find this intricate carving—the only one of its kind in Clackmannanshire—proved unsuccessful, and so I add it … Continue reading

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Orwell, Milnathort, Kinross

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NO 1494 0432 Also Known as: Canmore ID 27912 Mawcloych Getting Here Drive from Milnathort SE down the A911 road towards Balgedie and Scotlandwell.  About a mile out of the village, keep your eyes … Continue reading

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King’s Yett, St. Ninians, Stirlingshire

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NS 7373 8922 Also Known as: Canmore ID 45951 Getting Here Going west out of Stirling or St Ninians, you need to take the minor road/s that cross the M9 and head past the wooded … Continue reading

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Gala Braes (1), Bathgate, West Lothian

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 98818 69839 Also Known as: Canmore ID 47758 Getting Here Various ways to get here: from Bathgate either take the Drumcross Road eastwards and up, or north up the Puir Wife’s Brae till … Continue reading

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Dwarf’s Tomb, Alva, Clackmannanshire

Tomb:  OS Grid Reference – NS 8848 9754 Also Known as: Canmore ID 47076 Getting Here From the main street through Alva, between the Co-op and the corner shop, go up the small road at the side of the Johnstone … Continue reading

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Balinshoe, Kirriemuir, Angus

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 4164 5219 Also Known as: Canmore ID 33871 The Stannin Stane of Benshie Archaeology & History In a region that is full of prehistoric remains, we find here another example of another … Continue reading

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Firtholme, Easington, East Yorkshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TA 4160 1748 Archaeology & History In and around East Yorkshire, the fabled Yorkshire antiquarians William Greenwell and J.R. Mortimer uncovered and excavated many now-lost prehistoric tombs—some of which, beneath the rounded tumulus of … Continue reading

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Rudston ‘D’ Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus: OS Grid Reference – TA 099 717 to TA 096 679 Archaeology & History To the north of Rudston village and its giant standing stone, running roughly parallel with the divinatory waters of the Gypsey Race river and passing … Continue reading

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Rudston ‘C’ Cursus, East Yorkshire

Cursus:  OS Grid Reference – TA 0914 6809 – TA 1014 6803 Archaeology & History Of the four giant linear cursus monuments that were laid out around the landscape that holds Britain’s largest standing stone—the Rudston monolith—this one, the Rudston ‘C’ … Continue reading

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Craigton, Cleish, Kinross, Kinross-shire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 090 993 Also Known as: Canmore ID 49622 Archaeology & History A prehistoric tomb of unknown size was opened and robbed of its contents shortly before its total destruction sometime in the middle … Continue reading

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