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Laggangarn, standing stones

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.0077 / 55°0'27"N

Longitude: -4.7813 / 4°46'52"W

OS Eastings: 222235

OS Northings: 571667

OS Grid: NX222716

Mapcode National: GBR 43.VPC8

Mapcode Global: WH2RY.JDFC

Entry Name: Laggangarn, standing stones

Scheduled Date: 18 August 1882

Last Amended: 15 November 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90199

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument comprises two standing stones of prehistoric date. It is in the care of the Secretary of State for Scotland and is being re-scheduled to clarify the extent of the protected area.

The monument lies within a conifer plantation at around 190m OD. It comprises a pair of upright slabs, measuring 1.88m and 1.58m in height respectively, and standing about 1m apart. Both slabs bear on the W face an incised Latin cross and, within the angles of the cross, four small crosses formed of intersecting lines. Local tradition states that there were once as many as fourteen standing stones in the group. The carving of the larger crosses probably dates to the 7th-9th century AD, but the stones into which the crosses are carved are probably part of a prehistoric stone setting dating to the Neolithic or Bronze Age.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 30m, 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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