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The Grey Stone, standing stone 450m north east of Clashbenny

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3778 / 56°22'39"N

Longitude: -3.2617 / 3°15'42"W

OS Eastings: 322177

OS Northings: 721321

OS Grid: NO221213

Mapcode National: GBR 25.25U0

Mapcode Global: WH6QF.VYZM

Entry Name: The Grey Stone, standing stone 450m NE of Clashbenny

Scheduled Date: 25 September 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7238

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Errol

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises a standing stone of Neolithic or Bronze Age date, visible as an upstanding monument.

The monument lies in arable farmland on the crest of a low ridge, at around 35m OD. It consists of a single standing stone, roughly triangular in section at the base and tapering towards the top. It measures about 2m E-W by 1.4m at the base, and is about 2m in height.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the standing stone and an area around it within which material relating to its erection and use may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 30m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

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

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

RCAHMS records the monument as NO 22 SW 6.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1981) PT/9229 NO22SW38.

RCAHMS (1981) PT/9232 NO22SW38.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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