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Balnakeilly Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Balnakeilly Stone</b>Posted by MartinImage © Martin
Nearest Town:Pitlochry (2km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NN946594 / Sheets: 52, 53
Latitude:56° 42' 51.68" N
Longitude:   3° 43' 19.7" W

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Visited 16.6.12

Although right next to the road this stone is easy to miss as it is amongst trees and can be mistaken for a tree trunk!
Look to the left of the gate.

It is approximately 2 metres tall x 0.8 metres wide at the base.

No lichen for a change!
Posted by CARL
30th July 2012ce

This definitely looks and feels like a genuine standing stone. It's not marked on the OS map from the 1860s (see link below), but a lot of sites in Perthshire weren't. I believe that this is a real standing stone, and if it isn't, it's a brilliant fake. BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
1st June 2004ce
Edited 1st June 2004ce

Balnakeilly Standing Stone
Friday 5/4/02
So- is it a megalithic monument or not? According to the RCAHMS database this stone may have been erected in the mid 19th C to adorn the entrance to Balnakeilly House. Apparently the general regularity of the stone makes it appear 'modern'- I'm not entirely sure- I've seen many other monoliths as regularly shaped as this one- it's also set back from the road quite a bit and in a group of trees. If it were to adorn the entrance it would have been given more prominence methinks. The stone itself is over 2 m high. I had a quick look at the new OS Explorer map and noticed that it's not marked in antiquarian font, although all previous editions have marked it as so. Hmmmm.
Posted by Martin
20th April 2002ce

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Directions - head N from Perth on the A9 (sign-posted Inverness). After about 40.0km, take the turn-off to the left for Pitlochry. This road (the A924) takes you back under the A9, and follows the River Tummel into the centre of Pitlochry. About 500m after passing under the railway bridge, take the road up to your right (sign-posted A924 & Moulin) and go straight over the mini-roundabout into Moulin. Park opposite the Moulin Inn, and walk continue walking up the road for 200m to the gates of Balnakeilly House - you can't miss the gates, but it's easy to miss the stone camouflaged amongst the trees! It's on the left of the gates as you look at them. BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
2nd June 2004ce

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Megalithic Sites of Perthshire - Balnakeilly Page


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BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
2nd June 2004ce
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Old Maps - Balnakeilly


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1st June 2004ce