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Bridge of Badnagie,standing stone 600m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Wick and East Caithness, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.2737 / 58°16'25"N

Longitude: -3.4335 / 3°26'0"W

OS Eastings: 316016

OS Northings: 932570

OS Grid: ND160325

Mapcode National: GBR K6WV.PX9

Mapcode Global: WH6F8.798M

Entry Name: Bridge of Badnagie,standing stone 600m N of

Scheduled Date: 24 February 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5304

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Latheron

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

Description

This monument is a prehistoric standing stone. The stone is situated on flat moorland and is 1.6m high, 1.5m wide and 0.6m thick. There are packing stones at the base of the standing stone. The area to be scheduled measures 20m in diameter, to include the standing stone and an area around in which traces of activities associated with its erection may survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to our understanding of prehistoric ritual beliefs.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as ND 13 SE 29.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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