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Vayne, standing stone

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7297 / 56°43'46"N

Longitude: -2.8232 / 2°49'23"W

OS Eastings: 349728

OS Northings: 760081

OS Grid: NO497600

Mapcode National: GBR WP.Z4L3

Mapcode Global: WH7Q7.L3TS

Entry Name: Vayne, standing stone

Scheduled Date: 1 September 1935

Last Amended: 24 October 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM135

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Fern

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a standing stone of prehistoric date. The stone itself is already scheduled, and this proposal expands the protected area to include the area around the stone.

The stone stands in arable farmland at around 100m OD. It comprises a small, unsculptured standing stone some 0.9m high. Standing stones such as this are characteristic ritual monuments of the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the stone and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 20m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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