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Standing Stones of Lundin, Lundin Links

A Scheduled Monument in Leven, Kennoway and Largo, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2133 / 56°12'48"N

Longitude: -2.9611 / 2°57'40"W

OS Eastings: 340483

OS Northings: 702721

OS Grid: NO404027

Mapcode National: GBR 2K.DDPL

Mapcode Global: WH7SP.H343

Entry Name: Standing Stones of Lundin, Lundin Links

Scheduled Date: 8 August 1937

Last Amended: 23 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM797

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Largo

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Leven, Kennoway and Largo

Traditional County: Fife

Description

The monument comprises three irregular standing stones, set within 16m of each other, in an area which produced rich archaeological remains in the 18th and 19th centuries. The monument was first scheduled in 1937, but an inadequate area was included to protect all of the archaeological remains: the present scheduling rectifies this.

The three standing stones are all of sandstone. They are arranged so that the tallest stone, measuring 5.1m high, stands alone. The other two stones stand some 16m away and only some 3m apart. The southern pair of stones measure 4.6m and 4.2m high respectively, although the smaller eastern stone of this pair is also the more massive, measuring approximately 2m thick. Small cairns measuring a maximum of 0.4m high surround the base of each of the stones. In the late 18th century the base of a fourth stone was present, with its broken upper part lying nearby. Subsequently, the position of this fourth stone has been lost. Early accounts of excavations in the area refer to the discovery of several possible cist burials. A V-shaped jet button is also thought to come from the site. An early 20th century account suggested that the three stones are situated on the circumference of a once complete stone circle, measuring approximately 16m in diameter.

The area to be rescheduled is a circle of diameter 40m centred on a point equidistant between the single N stone and the S pair, to include all three stones and area of ground in which evidence relating to their erection and use may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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