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Redcastle, standing stone 275m ESE of Graham's Wood, Haugh of Urr

A Scheduled Monument in Castle Douglas and Crocketford, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.9684 / 54°58'6"N

Longitude: -3.8381 / 3°50'17"W

OS Eastings: 282429

OS Northings: 565304

OS Grid: NX824653

Mapcode National: GBR 1BMZ.VR

Mapcode Global: WH5X0.0CMY

Entry Name: Redcastle, standing stone 275m ESE of Graham's Wood, Haugh of Urr

Scheduled Date: 21 May 1928

Last Amended: 14 November 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1040

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Urr

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


The monument consists of a large standing stone, probably of prehistoric date.

The stone is of red granite. It stands 2.7m high and is about 1m in circumference at the base.

The area to be scheduled consists of a circle of diameter 10m centred on the stone, to include it and an area around in which evidence for its erection and associated activities may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its impressive size in an area of generally small standing stones, and for its potential to contribute to an understanding of prehistoric ritual activity.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NX 86 NW 5.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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