MHG1268 - Standing Stone, Rhianacoil


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Type and Period (1)

  • STANDING STONE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC?)

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Full Description

Standing Stone (NR) OS 6" map, (1959)

A standing stone 5ft 6ins high, roughly quadrangular in section, measuring 2ft 6in by 1ft 8ins, and pointed upwards. It faces WNW-ENE. On the SE angle about 17ins from the top, a rounded disc-like protuberance about 4ins in diameter has been formed by the hollowing of the surface above and on one side and by a shallow groove across the edge beneath it.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

A standing stone generally as described by the RCAHMS, except that the protuberance is on the SW angle and it would seem to be fortuitous and not intentionally sculptured.
Surveyed at 1:10,000. Visited by OS (I S S) 20 April 1972.

No change. Visited by OS (N K B) 6 December 1982.

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 79, No. 286; illust (Text/Report). SHG2664.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1837 4512 (10m by 10m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND14NE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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