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Coffin Stone (Glenluce)

Natural Rock Feature


The Coffin Stone (Glenluce) is a natural coffin-shaped stone c. 1 mile ENE of Glenluce on the N side of a disused section of the A75. The stone lies c. 30 yards N of the old road on the edge of a marshy area. The N-S Axis of the Coffin Stone (Glenluce) is c. 6 ft 6 in long and the E-W Axis is 1 ft wide at the base and 2 ft wide at the top. Viewed from W and S the stone has a close resemblance to a coffin.

Coffin Stone: A large coffin-shaped stone, lying flat. It is not supposed to cover any grave, nor does it appear to have been artificially shaped.

Name Book 1849 (Canmore ID 62188) (go to Links).

Directions: Take the E exit to Glenluce off the A75. After c. 250 yards take the unsigned R turn dead-end road. After c. 0.5 mile continue straight on for 50 yards to a gate for a private road. Park up and follow the disused A75 for c. 360 yards to reach a gate on the L at NX 21777 58192. Cross a small stream on a bridge within 10 yards of the gate, turn R parallel to the stream for c. 70 yards to reach the Coffin Stone (Glenluce).
Posted by markj99
11th May 2021ce
Edited 11th May 2021ce

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