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<b>Lamancha</b>Posted by HobImage © IH
Nearest Town:Penicuik (9km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NT200522 / Sheets: 65, 66, 72, 73
Latitude:55° 45' 23.13" N
Longitude:   3° 16' 29.53" W

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Now in the National Museum of Scotland.

From the RCAHMS 1967;
A ring-marked slab of red sandstone, 2ft 6ins by 1ft 10ins by c.4ins thick, discovered in a bank of gravel (J Y Simpson 1868) (gravel pit (Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1870)) at Lamancha, was presented to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS Accession no: IA6) in 1867.
Some other large stones found nearby suggested to Simpson that the site may have been sepulchral but there is no evidence that it formed part of a Bronze Age cist (E McWhite 1946). The stone bears an unusual group of markings, all pecked, including single and double rings and an area of punch-marks.
Posted by Martin
25th August 2004ce