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Dalton, standing stone 25m WSW of Post Office

A Scheduled Monument in Annandale South, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.0528 / 55°3'10"N

Longitude: -3.3877 / 3°23'15"W

OS Eastings: 311444

OS Northings: 574028

OS Grid: NY114740

Mapcode National: GBR 4BS0.CH

Mapcode Global: WH6XY.X8Z8

Entry Name: Dalton, standing stone 25m WSW of Post Office

Scheduled Date: 4 February 2000

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8657

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Dalton

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale South

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


The monument comprises a standing stone of prehistoric date.

The stone stands in the middle of the village of Dalton, and currently forms a feature in a private garden. It measures 1.95m in height, by up to 0.5m wide and 0.3m thick. A number of shallow cupmarkings are visible on the S face of the stone, but these have probably been caused by natural weathering.

The stone is recorded as serving as the market cross for the village, but there are no signs that it was altered during this period of use.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 2m in diameter centred on the stone, to include the stone and any features relating to its erection and use that may survive in its immediate vicinity, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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