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Standing Stones

<b>Dundonnachie</b>Posted by tiompanImage © tiompan
Nearest Town:Blairgowrie (17km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NO007411 / Sheets: 52, 53
Latitude:56° 33' 4.82" N
Longitude:   3° 36' 55.72" W

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Five years ago ,almost to the day , I came across this deserted settlement which was not recorded on Canmore or even noted on the 6 inch to the mile 1867 map of the area ,apart from that what was striking was a couple of possible standing stones , 7 metres apart , aligned a few degrees off due east to west , One was pointed and the other wide topped and sloping . The interesting bit is that all these characteristics are of of a group of monuments , the "Perthshire pairs " , like all stones that appear to be standing stones unless they are found to have some association that dates them it's down to speculation what period they were erected in but the similarities with a recognised typology give them a wee bit of credence . tiompan Posted by tiompan
9th January 2011ce