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Nearest Town:Laurencekirk (5km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NO674676 / Sheet: 45
Latitude:56° 47' 55.63" N
Longitude:   2° 32' 1.76" W

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According to Canmore: "A prostrate monolith measuring 1.8m in length by 0.6m in width and 0.4m in thickness". It was once thought to have been part of a circle but may have been actually part of a cairn. Victorian sources give its local names as 'The Catholic Chapel' and 'The Papish Kirk'. Sounds rather scathing! I've read that pockets of Catholicism remained in Aberdeenshire after the Reformation - but maybe not round here, then. Doubtless someone with more knowledge of Scottish religious and social history could interpret further. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st July 2005ce