MHG1317 - Standing Stone, Rangag


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

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Standing Stone (NR) OS 1;10,000 map, (1975)

A four-sided stone pillar, about 2ft 9ins square, standing to a height of 9ft 5ins above ground level. It seems to face E, and is tilted slightly towards the W. On its S face, near the W edge and about 3ft above ground level, are some raised markings which have the appearance of sculpture, but are probably natural.
RCAHMS 1911; R W Feachem 1963.

As described above. Visited by OS (R L) 9 May 1967.

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

The ordnance map marks another stone, about 800m to the NE, ND 183451. This stone is now lost; the farmer says it was lost during the war. It is thought to be marked on a map dated 1998 so the story may be inaccurate.
See assoc. docs for SMR ND26SW0003.
Information supplied by Olaf Swarbrick, 07/06/01.
J Aitken : 03/07/01.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1768 4487 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND14SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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