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Hill Of Laithers

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Hill Of Laithers</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drewbhoy
Nearest Town:Turriff (5km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ675481 / Sheet: 29
Latitude:57° 31' 19.07" N
Longitude:   2° 32' 33.63" W

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Yet another site beside the Turriff - Glendronach road, the B9024. This can be found about 300 meters in a field to the north side of the road after its junction with Armiddle mains, leaving from Turriff. It is a gentle slope which gives good views back down the valley towards "Turra". There are no markings of any kind on the stone and it stands about 11/2 meters tall.

Visited 5/06/09.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th April 2009ce
Edited 6th June 2009ce


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Local farmers in the area have long maintained that a circle in the area was destroyed and remnants placed in a wall at the Mains Of Laithers or the Mill of Muiresk. But what stone circle? Carlin? Sheilburn? Or another? As usual the cow back scratcher story appears! Yawn! But relaxing for the cow!! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th April 2009ce
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Why was this stone put there? Local knowledge might give us at least two reasons.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th April 2009ce
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