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Springhill,standing stone 500m NNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Westhill and District, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.148 / 57°8'52"N

Longitude: -2.3292 / 2°19'45"W

OS Eastings: 380179

OS Northings: 806392

OS Grid: NJ801063

Mapcode National: GBR XC.NMBZ

Mapcode Global: WH8PH.6L3M

Entry Name: Springhill,standing stone 500m NNW of

Scheduled Date: 10 October 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6078

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Skene

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Westhill and District

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument is a prehistoric standing stone. It is situated on the top of a ridge in an arable field.

The standing stone is one of two recorded at this location. The other has been removed and may be the standing stone re-erected nearby next to the field wall. The remaining standing stone stands about 1.2m high and tapers to a point at the top.

The area to be scheduled measures 40m in diameter centred on the standing stone to include the original standing stone and an area around it in which the location of the second standing stone and further remains associated with their erection and use may survive as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a standing stone of the mid to late prehistoric period. The standing stone is one of two recorded standing only 14.3m apart and the monument is a notable landmark. It has the potential to inform us about the function of standing stones in prehistoric society, particularly when they were erected in pairs or groups, and valuable archaeological deposits may be buried around and at the base of the remaining standing stone.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NJ 80 NW 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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