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Bridge of Lyon, standing stone 340m south east of

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5925 / 56°35'32"N

Longitude: -4.0674 / 4°4'2"W

OS Eastings: 273148

OS Northings: 746420

OS Grid: NN731464

Mapcode National: GBR JCB9.7LQ

Mapcode Global: WH4LT.HKDH

Entry Name: Bridge of Lyon, standing stone 340m SE of

Scheduled Date: 14 June 1929

Last Amended: 12 December 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1533

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Fortingall

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a standing stone of prehistoric date, visible as an upstanding monument, and another stone lying nearby which may be associated.

The monument was first scheduled in 1930, but an inadequate area was included to protect all of the archaeological remains. The present rescheduling rectifies this.

The monument lies about 340m SE of Bridge of Lyon and SW of Fortingall, at about 130m OD. The stone comprises a block of quartzose schist, deeply riven vertically. Its basal girth is 3.48m and it stands to a maximum height of 1.88m. The standing stone forms part of a prehistoric landscape, with two burial cairns and two cupmarked stones lying within 350m. The monument probably relates to ritual activity of Neolithic or Bronze Age date.

Some 5m to the NE is a partially buried smooth block, now lying flat, but which may originally have been another standing stone. About 1m of its length is exposed.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the standing stone and an area around it within which related material may be expected to survive. It comprises a circular area 10m in diameter, 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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