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Witches Stone, St. Martin’s, Perthshire

‘Standing Stone’:  OS Grid Reference – NO 15927 31609 Also Known as: Canmore ID 28628 Getting Here Going north-eastish from the city of Perth, take either the A93 or A94, turning west along the A93 a mile south of Guildtown, or east … Continue reading

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Law Knowe, Niddrie, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 3076 7177 Archaeology & History Long since gone, this little-known burial mound could once be seen not far from the old mansion of Niddrie House.  The only reference I’ve found of it is in … Continue reading

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Broad Oak, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex

Legendary Tree:  OS Grid Reference – TL 5352 2083 Also Known as: Doodle Oak Archaeology & History Erroneously ascribed by the reverend Winsland (1952) as being the ‘Doodle Oak’, the ancient and giant tree called the Broad Oak was, as records … Continue reading

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Footprint Stone, Dunadd, Kilmichael Glassary, Argyll

Petroglyph:  OS Grid Reference – NR 83668 93579 Also Known as: Canmore ID 212008 Getting Here From Lochgilphead, take the A816 road north for several miles (towards the megalithic paradise of Kilmartin), keeping your eyes peeled for the road-signs saying “Dunadd.”  Turn … Continue reading

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Wallace’s Oak, Larbert, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Legendary Tree:  OS Grid Reference – NS 847 836? Also Known as: Canmore ID 46875 Wallace’s Tree Archaeology & History The Wallace Oak was first recorded by name in 1687, when a legal contract was written agreeing to the destruction of much … Continue reading

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Strand Cross, Westminster, London, Middlesex

Cross (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 3077 8093 Also Known as Stone Cross of the Strand Archaeology & History First mentioned in Latin manuscripts from 1274 CE, the best description of this long lost monument, curiously, appears to be … Continue reading

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Witch Tree, Aberuthven, Perthshire

Sacred Tree:  OS Grid Reference – NN 9621 1587 Getting Here Just off the A9 between Stirling and Perth is Aberuthven village.  Down the Main Street and just south of the village, turn west along Mennieburn Road.  A half-mile on, … Continue reading

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Broken Cross, Westminster, London, Middlesex

Cross (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 322 812 Archaeology & History In truly that most unholy of places in England—Westminster, London—there was, in bygone times, a slightly more sacred site which, earlier still, might have been where a standing … Continue reading

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Cromlix Lodge, Dunblane, Perthshire

Long Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NN 7617 0671 Also Known as: Bracklin Burn Canmore ID 73465 Getting Here Take the B8033 north out of Dunblane and, immediately out the other side of Kinbuck, as you cross the river, take the … Continue reading

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Judge’s Cairn, Dunblane, Perthshire

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NN 73944 05618 Also Known as: The Big Cairn Canmore ID 24661 Dalbrack Getting Here Along the A820 road between Dunblane and Doune, from the Dunblane-side, take the very first minor road on your right a … Continue reading

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