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King's Stone, standing stone 90m south east of Denmarkfield Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4381 / 56°26'17"N

Longitude: -3.4658 / 3°27'56"W

OS Eastings: 309716

OS Northings: 728282

OS Grid: NO097282

Mapcode National: GBR V6.28RR

Mapcode Global: WH5P0.QFTV

Entry Name: King's Stone, standing stone 90m SE of Denmarkfield Farm

Scheduled Date: 6 November 1929

Last Amended: 22 April 2024

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1556

Schedule Class: Cultural

Location: Redgorton

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a standing stone measuring c. 1.5m high on the banks of the River Tay. It is traditionally associated with the (bogus) Battle of Luncarty.

It appears to be a standing stone of a kind erected for ceremonial or religious purposes in the Neolithic or Bronze Age, between around 3000BC and 1000BC. On excavation some stones are found to have human burials in the sockets or close by.

The scheduled area is a circle 10m in diameter, centred on the stone. It includes the stone and an area around it within which evidence relating to its use is expected to survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map.


Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a surviving feature from a past landscape. Taken with other similar features in the area it has the potential to enhance considerably the way the landscape was used and managed in prehistory.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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