MHG2186 - Standing Stone - Gansclet


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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, (1976)

A large flat upright stone which, in 1871, stood about 8ft high, 2ft broad and 4ins thick. <1>

It was broken in 19th century and in 1910 consisted of one slab protruding 1ft 6ins from the ground with another, 7ft 4ins by 3ft 7ins by 4ins, set on top and held in place by three or four smaller slabs driven into the ground on either face. It faces E-W and is uninscribed. <2>

The stone was Scheduled in 1939.

A standing stone, as described. Visited by OS (RL) 26 April 1967.

Recently re-erected by local farmer. <3>

The Scheduling was amended by Historic Environment Scotland in 2017. <4>

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Grid reference Centred ND 3382 4473 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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