Archaeological Survey of Dunbeath Strath



SITE REF: DB20/07

DESCRIPTION: Standing stone, Houstry

GRID REF: ND 1553 3423

SITES & MONUMENTS RECORD REF: ND13SE0022

SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT

This is a large standing stone, situated beside the old Houstry schoolhouse, in the middle of a flat moorland area. There are two outlying stones which could be associated with the stone. The stone aligns E-W, and is pointed at the top.

Described by the RCAMS (1911): "Situated on the moor some 50 yards SE of Houstry School is a tall standing stone. It is a slab 8' in height, 2'5" in breadth, and 1'5" in thickness. It is pointed to the upper extremity and faces E and W."

Height: 2.7m
Breadth: 0.75m
Thickness: 0.5m

Height OD: 123m


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