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Standing Stone of Bagbie, standing stone

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8779 / 54°52'40"N

Longitude: -4.3431 / 4°20'35"W

OS Eastings: 249770

OS Northings: 556200

OS Grid: NX497562

Mapcode National: GBR HHNT.F9Y

Mapcode Global: WH3TW.8N4C

Entry Name: Standing Stone of Bagbie, standing stone

Scheduled Date: 31 May 1928

Last Amended: 13 February 2001

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1001

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone

Location: Kirkmabreck

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


The monument comprises a standing stone, a ritual monument dating from the Neolithic or early Bronze Age period (c. 4000-1500BC). The stone was originally scheduled in 1928 but an inadequate area was designated to protect all of the archaeological remains: the present scheduling rectifies this

The stone stands at around 150m OD on a wide ridge overlooking Wigtown Bay to the S. It is an upright slab approximately 1.8m tall, 1.3m wide and 0.3m deep at the base, aligned on a N-S axis. A stony platform extending 2m around the W, S and E sides of the stone has probably been formed or augmented by field clearance, but may also incorporate an original feature or some of the packing material used to support the stone.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 20m in diameter centred on the stone, to include the stone and an area around it where remains relating to its erection and use may be expected to survive, as shown in red on the attached map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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