Twenty Schilling wood stone circle, Is there supposed to be a C in Shilling ? the map doesn't seem to think so.
Very easy to find, and plenty of room to park in the lanes entry from the A 85.
This would have been a big four poster, the two that remain are large enough, the third stone fell around 1894, but they are far enough apart for one to recognise that this would have been much bigger than, say, Dalginross two miles east.
Blue skies, warm sunshine, good stones in an easy to get to pretty place, whats not to like ?
This was definitely a circle rather than a pair. Four stones were originally marked on the old OS map, and when Fred Coles visited in 1911, he was told that up until around 17 years previously, three stones had still been standing. The third then fell, and the farmer dragged it away.
The site now consists of the two remaining stones standing approximately 6m apart on the circumference of a circle that appears to have been cleared - the surrounding land is rough and overgrown with long yellow grass, while within this circle is smooth ground, with short green grass.
We visited this site 2 years ago. It occurred to me that this may have been a very important place, given it's situation in the Earn Valley.
Dundurn, just up the valley, was an important place 2000 years ago, certainly, and probably was for a long time before. This place was apparently at the border of the pictish and celtic kingdoms and has no doubt marked a boundary between the rugged highland westlands, and the fertile farmlands on the east since the neolithic.
This site is marked on the map as a former circle and now just the 2 stones remain.
Directions - head west from Perth on the A85, right through Crieff and Comrie. Approximately a mile outside Comrie, you will see a sign for Twenty Shilling Wood caravan park to your right. Carry on round the next corner, and you will see a double-gate into a field on your right, with the stones visible in the field. There's space to park by the gates.