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Lochend Farm, standing stone 100m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Almond, City of Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9388 / 55°56'19"N

Longitude: -3.3998 / 3°23'59"W

OS Eastings: 312659

OS Northings: 672630

OS Grid: NT126726

Mapcode National: GBR 20.YXV8

Mapcode Global: WH6SH.RZ7N

Entry Name: Lochend Farm, standing stone 100m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 15 January 1931

Last Amended: 3 March 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1158

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Kirkliston

County: City of Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Almond

Traditional County: Midlothian

Description

The monument comprises a standing stone of prehistoric date. It is being rescheduled to clarify the extent of the scheduled area.

The monument lies in an office garden, surrounded by low planting, at around 40m OD. It comprises a standing stone measuring about 3m high, 0.8m wide and about 0.6m thick, tapering slightly towards the top. The stone is a ritual monument dating to the Neolithic or Bronze Age periods and is likely to have formed part of a larger complex associated with the nearby Huly Hill burial cairn, which lies 300m to the W.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the stone and an area around it within which related material may be expected to be found. It is circular with a diameter of 5m, centred on the stone. The position of the area proposed for scheduling is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual practices.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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The monument is recorded by the RCAHMS as NT 17 SW 9.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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