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Caddam, standing stone 700m ESE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.694 / 56°41'38"N

Longitude: -3.006 / 3°0'21"W

OS Eastings: 338484

OS Northings: 756256

OS Grid: NO384562

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.L7QS

Mapcode Global: WH7QB.S0RN

Entry Name: Caddam, standing stone 700m ESE of

Scheduled Date: 23 September 1935

Last Amended: 16 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM150

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Kirriemuir

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises a standing stone located on an S-facing hillslope 700m ESE of Caddam and originally scheduled in 1935. As only the stone appears to be scheduled, it is being rescheduled to extend protection to the area immediately around it, which may contain associated remains.

The standing stone is 1.6m high by 0.7m by 0.8m, tapering to a pointed top and leaning northwards. However, records indicate that this could be all that remains of a stone circle described as comprising at least 6 stones in the late 19th century. The monument relates to ritual activity of Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The area to be scheduled is a circle measuring 10m in diameter centred on the standing stone, and including an area around it in which traces of activities associated with the erection and use of the stone may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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