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Meikle Obney, standing stone 260m east of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.52 / 56°31'12"N

Longitude: -3.558 / 3°33'28"W

OS Eastings: 304237

OS Northings: 737529

OS Grid: NO042375

Mapcode National: GBR V3.GC9X

Mapcode Global: WH5NL.9DY0

Entry Name: Meikle Obney, standing stone 260m E of

Scheduled Date: 29 September 1964

Last Amended: 22 March 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1592

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Auchtergaven

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a standing stone of prehistoric date, visible as an upstanding monument.

The monument was first scheduled in 1929, but an inadequate area was included to protect all of the archaeological remains: the present rescheduling rectifies this.

The monument lies about 260m E of Meikle Obney, at around 145m OD. The stone, a massive block of schist known locally as the 'Witch's Stone', stands just over 2m high and has a girth of c.3.5m around its base. The monument probably relates to ritual activity of Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

The area proposed for scheduling includes the standing stone and an area around it within which related material may be expected to survive. It is almost semi-circular in shape, truncated by the boundary fence adjacent to the road. It has maximum dimensions of 10m NW-SE by 6m transversely, as marked in red on the accompanying map. The boundary fence is excluded.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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