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Haugh Cottages

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Haugh Cottages</b>Posted by BigSweetieImage © Andy Sweet
Nearest Town:Pitlochry (8km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   NN988511 / Sheets: 52, 53
Latitude:56° 38' 26.68" N
Longitude:   3° 39' 1.03" W

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<b>Haugh Cottages</b>Posted by BigSweetie


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CANMORE lists this stone as a cross, and it's marked on the current OS map as a cross slab, but it was marked on the 1961 OS map as a standing stone, and visiting it seems to confirm that, it definitely looks like a christianised standing stone. So after a few second opinions I've added it here.

The stone is a large slab, 2.0m in height by 0.6m wide and 0.2m thick, giving it similar proportions to the nearby Clach Glas. On either side is carved a large simple cross.

Writing in 1925, JH Dixon described how it was supposed to have been connected with a chapel of St Maroc on the terrace above the Tay's flood plain, although no trace of such a building can now be found.
BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
13th September 2005ce