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Dunning, standing stone 300m south east of Leadketty Holdings

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3146 / 56°18'52"N

Longitude: -3.5882 / 3°35'17"W

OS Eastings: 301855

OS Northings: 714707

OS Grid: NO018147

Mapcode National: GBR 1S.63W1

Mapcode Global: WH5PJ.VKJ1

Entry Name: Dunning, standing stone 300m SE of Leadketty Holdings

Scheduled Date: 16 August 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6884

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Dunning

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises a standing stone of prehistoric date.

The stone stands on level ground in an arable field at around 50m OD. It measures some 1.9m high by 0.8m by 1m.

Although tradition asserts that it marks the burial place of Doncha, Abbot of Dunkeld, killed in AD 964 at the Battle of Duncrub, the stone is more likely to have been erected in the later Neolithic or the Bronze Age.

Such stones sometimes remained in use as places of burial and ritual long after their period of erection. The area to be scheduled encompasses the standing stone and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive.

It is circular with a diameter of 10m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual activity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 01 SW 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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