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The White Stone,standing stone 280m WNW of Upper Whiteston

A Scheduled Monument in Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2154 / 56°12'55"N

Longitude: -3.9263 / 3°55'34"W

OS Eastings: 280633

OS Northings: 704208

OS Grid: NN806042

Mapcode National: GBR 1C.DKWF

Mapcode Global: WH4NT.N1JH

Entry Name: The White Stone,standing stone 280m WNW of Upper Whiteston

Scheduled Date: 30 March 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5374

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Dunblane and Lecropt

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument is a standing stone of the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age some 3500 to 4500 years old, standing on a field boundary. It measures 3m in height and is 2.1m across and 0.5m thick. Its eastern face bears one large and seven smaller cup markings. It is likely that burials lie in the immediate vicinity.

The area to be scheduled measures 20m in diameter, to include the stone and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with the erection and use of the stone, as well as traces of burials, may survive, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a well preserved standing stone of the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age, and its immediate environs may have the potential to enhance considerably our understanding of prehistoric religious and burial practices. It is of particular importance because of its exceptionally large size compared with other local examples.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NN80SW 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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