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The Langstane (Aberdeen)

Standing Stone / Menhir


I noticed this stone after I had staggered out the pub on the opposite side of the road to it.
I returned the next dayto make sure I hadn't dreamt it.
The stone is approximately 2.5 metres tall and 1 metre across at its broadest point. The stone has been mounted into a recess on the corner of the road. The stone has 'Langstane' carved into it and is situated in Langstane Place.
What makes me think the stone may be prehistoric is that the base has been carved into a keel shape or a "rough beak" as Burl calls it. This is a common feature of the stones erected in Aberdeenshire Recumbent Stone Circles.
The stone isn't featured in Canmore and I browsed through the local history sections of the nearby bookshops but could find no reference to the stone.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
31st July 2006ce
Edited 31st July 2006ce

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