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Loaninghead, symbol stone 270m east of, Gleneagles

A Scheduled Monument in Strathallan, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.2685 / 56°16'6"N

Longitude: -3.7384 / 3°44'18"W

OS Eastings: 292432

OS Northings: 709808

OS Grid: NN924098

Mapcode National: GBR 1M.903H

Mapcode Global: WH5PN.KP0T

Entry Name: Loaninghead, symbol stone 270m E of, Gleneagles

Scheduled Date: 5 November 1962

Last Amended: 30 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2252

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Crosses and carved stones: symbol stone

Location: Blackford

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a standing stone bearing symbols of Pictish date, although the standing stone itself may well have been erected in the prehistoric period. It is being re-scheduled to ensure adequate protection is given to probable archaeological deposits around the stone, as well as to the stone itself.

The monument is located in arable farmland at around 140m OD. The stone measures about 1.8m in height by about 0.6m in maximum width and leans slightly to the W. There are faint traces of Pictish symbols carved into the N side of the stone. It is probable, however, that the standing stone, like others in the area, was originally erected in the prehistoric period.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the symbol stone and an area around it within which related material may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 20m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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