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Muirskeith, standing stone 350m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7197 / 56°43'10"N

Longitude: -3.0016 / 3°0'5"W

OS Eastings: 338796

OS Northings: 759116

OS Grid: NO387591

Mapcode National: GBR WH.ZMH3

Mapcode Global: WH7Q4.VCVG

Entry Name: Muirskeith, standing stone 350m SE of

Scheduled Date: 23 September 1935

Last Amended: 13 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM122

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Cortachy and Clova

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a standing stone of Later Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The stone stands on the crest of a S-facing slope at around 160m OD. It measures some 1.8m high by 1.6m wide by 0.7m.

Monuments of this type served as focal points for ritual activity during the Later Neolithic and Bronze Age periods.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the standing 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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