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Carse Grey, stone setting 225m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Forfar and District, Angus

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Latitude: 56.6735 / 56°40'24"N

Longitude: -2.8789 / 2°52'43"W

OS Eastings: 346240

OS Northings: 753871

OS Grid: NO462538

Mapcode National: GBR VM.PM7X

Mapcode Global: WH7QD.RJ9C

Entry Name: Carse Grey, stone setting 225m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 2 February 1988

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4461

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone setting

Location: Rescobie

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Forfar and District

Traditional County: Angus


The monument is the remains of a setting of four stones (of the type known as 'four poster') of the late Neolithic/earlier Bronze Age. Three stones still stand, situated in a hand-planted forest, immediately adjacent to a forest track. The stones are about 3.6m apart. A fourth probably stood at the same distance from the others. One stone was described as being recumbent in 1958, but was thickly overgrown. There is no sign of it having been re-erected and it is now earthset. An area measuring 15m (ENE-WSW) x 10m transversely is proposed for scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as an example of a four stone setting. These settings are rare; the example is of particular interest as an outlier to the main distributions in N Perthshire and Aberdeenshire. The information likely to be recovered from the excavation of the setting and the area around it would be of national importance to the themes of prehistoric ceremonial and burial practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NO 45 SE 1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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