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Knowehead, standing stones 250m SSE of

A Scheduled Monument in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7106 / 56°42'38"N

Longitude: -3.1477 / 3°8'51"W

OS Eastings: 329835

OS Northings: 758239

OS Grid: NO298582

Mapcode National: GBR VD.WBQL

Mapcode Global: WH6NY.ML9G

Entry Name: Knowehead, standing stones 250m SSE of

Scheduled Date: 5 September 1935

Last Amended: 17 December 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM126

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Lintrathen

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Traditional County: Angus

Description

The monument comprises two standing stones of Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The monument consists of a standing stone some 2.2m high and an adjacent former standing stone, some 2m long, now lying prone. The stones are located at the E end of a low natural mound on a S-facing slope.

Standing stones such as this were erected in the Later Neolithic and Bronze Age and often remained focal points for ritual activity thereafter.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the stones and an area around them 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. This scheduling replaces an earlier scheduling of 1935, in which the area to be protected was not adequately defined.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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