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Uphall Camp, Ilford, Essex

Hillfort (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference –TQ 4383 8510 Archaeology & History This prehistoric site was a giant – a huge fucker of an ‘enclosure’, a ‘settlement’, a ‘camp’—call-it-what-you-will.  More than a mile in circumference and an internal area of 48 acres … Continue reading

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St. Blane’s Well, Dunblane, Stirlingshire

Holy Well (lost):  OS Grid Reference –NN 781 015 Also Known as: Bruce’s Well Archaeology & history Very little is known about this long-lost site, mentioned just once in Alexander Barty’s (1944) standard history book on Dunblane.  Its exact location … Continue reading

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Croc-tigh-goil, Ribigill, Tongue, Sutherland

Standing Stones (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference –  NC 582 541 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5349 Archaeology & History When I visited this place last year, I had a good look all around for any trace of what James Horsburgh (1870) … Continue reading

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Ribigill, Tongue, Sutherland

Souterrain (missing):  OS Grid Reference – NC 5821 5471 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5354 Archaeology & History The Royal Commission (1911) lads paid a visit to this site in June, 1909, after an earlier report—allegedly by James Horsburgh—told there to have … Continue reading

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Moonzie, Cupar, Fife

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 34 18 Archaeology & History There are no previous literary references to this small portable cup-marked rock, relocated recently by Paul Hornby during one of his various antiquarian meanderings.  Found in association with … Continue reading

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Culhawk Hill, Kirriemuir, Angus

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference – NO 3530 5620 Also Known as: Canmore ID 32209 Getting Here From Kirriemuir central, head up the Kinnordy road, going straight across the main road and continuing past the Kinnordy turn-off for just over a … Continue reading

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Devil’s Well, Abernethy, Perthshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NO 19430 14758 Also Known as: Canmore ID 28084 Getting Here From Abernethy village, go west along the A913 road for half-a-mile, then turn left up the long and winding Glenfoot road up the Abernethy … Continue reading

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Spittal of Glenshee, Kirkmichael, Perthshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 10865 70201 Also Known as: Canmore ID 29609 Getting Here Take to A93 road, north, between Blairgowrie and Braemar, keeping your eyes peeled many miles on, to turn left along the minor road as you … Continue reading

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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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