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Standing Stone / Menhir

Nearest Town:Stranraer (11km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NX06624898 / Sheet: 82
Latitude:54° 47' 53.29" N
Longitude:   5° 0' 31.4" W

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Like CARL, I failed to find this despite a prolonged search. I do wonder if the position indicated on the OS map is entirely accurate, as subsequently I found one or two instances where this seemed to be the case, eg Low Curghie. What I did find, though, were four very large stones set vertically at regular intervals set into the wall of the field below that where the wind turbines are. They seemed very out of place compared to all the other stonework, and I wonder if they were there as a consequence of a site being tidied away. I did not think that they included a recent addition to their number. They were not visible from the minor road that leads to Whirlpool, being on the far side of the first brow, but should be visible with binoculars from the road that leads to Clachanmore and Ardwell. I regret not having a look in the top 'turbine' field, but the increasing interest of cattle made me decide it was best to withdraw. I hope to have another crack next only failure to find a site out of the thirty or so visited in western Galloway in October 2015. Hi ho.. spencer Posted by spencer
12th October 2015ce

Failed visit 28.7.15

West of Sandhead along a minor road off the B7042.
O/S map required. Near Whirlpool Farm.

In short, I failed to find this fallen stone. The field edges are overgrown and I was unsure which field edge to look in? The fields are separated by dry stone walls.

Canmore state:
An irregular shaped slab measuring 0.7m x 0.4m x 1.3m long. There are no cup marks on the stone. The stone now lies fallen, near the edge of a field.
Posted by CARL
28th July 2015ce