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East Lothian


Two sites in the Lothians which were *destroyed relatively recently*;

Muirhouses Standing Stone
Was at NT539787 (Sheet 66)
Described as a massive boulder- 4.5 ft high by a whopping 11'4" in girth. It stood on the summit of a low broad ridge. It was destoyed sometime between 1913 and 1975. It was said to have marked the northern limit of a battle which was fought here in the 9th Century.

Muirhouses South Standing Stone
Was at NT540780 (Sheet 66)
Described as being approx 4.5 ft high by 9' in girth. The stone slanted to the north at an angle of 33 degrees. The base was packed with small boulders. It stood on the crest of a low ridge and was said to have maked the southern limit of the aforementioned battle.
This stone was destroyed in *January 1989*!

These stones stood approx 700 metres from each other and were intervisible.
Posted by Martin
16th January 2002ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce

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