Standing stone and adjacent round cairn, 760m north east of East Shaftoe Hall - List Entry

  • Description

    "....The standing stone and round cairn near east Shaftoe Hall survive very well and will contribute greatly to our understanding of prehistoric funerary and ritual practices.... The monument includes a standing stone and an adjacent round cairn of Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age date situated in a prominent position on the top of a small knoll. The cairn, 14m in diameter stands to a maximum height of 1.9m. It was partly opened in the 18th century by the Antiquarian Warburtan; in it he uncovered a stone coffin or cist very close to the top of the centre of the cairn. The standing stone, originally one of two, is situated some 6m to the south of the cairn. It is 2m high and measures 1.5m wide and is 0.6m thick. A spherical amber bead was found at the foot of the stone in 1985. A second stone which is thought to have stood to the north east of the cairn was reportedly removed to Wallington Hall in the early 18th century. The cairn and two standing stones were first mentioned in 1552 when the Order of the Marches directed that `the watch be kept at the two stones the Poind and His Man, with two men nightly, of the inhabitors of Bollame'...."
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    Historic England
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