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Killievair Stone, standing stone, Barrelwell Smithy

A Scheduled Monument in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7377 / 56°44'15"N

Longitude: -2.7172 / 2°43'2"W

OS Eastings: 356220

OS Northings: 760899

OS Grid: NO562608

Mapcode National: GBR WT.YPS6

Mapcode Global: WH7Q3.7XB6

Entry Name: Killievair Stone, standing stone, Barrelwell Smithy

Scheduled Date: 28 August 1933

Last Amended: 13 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM123

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Brechin

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus


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

The stone stands on a low ridge at around 110m OD. It measures some 1.5m high. Several cists, one containing an urn, were found in the vicinity in the nineteenth century.

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

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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to add to our understanding of Later Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual practice.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NO 56 SE 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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