Angus HER - NO55SW0015 - WESTERTON

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Primary ReferenceNO55SW0015
NameWESTERTON
NRHE Card No.NO55SW15
NRHE Numlink 34906
HES SM No. 4585
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Standing stone, possibly the remains of a stone circle. This stone stands in an arable field on the W side of the road at Westerton and measures 1.4m high and 1m broad. On its SW face there are the remains of an incised human figure about 0.9m high, and on the top of the stone there are five cup-marks. The cup-marks were described in 1868 by Simpson, who mentioned that the stone was the survivor of a stone circle, near Nether Turin (which lies about 830 m to the north-west). The RCAHMS recorded the remains of the figure during field survey in March 1978. The figure is tentatively identified as a naked human in left profile, possibly in fighting position as on the Shandwick Stone, Easter Ross. However, the figure is impossible to date as Pictish and may represent more recent work.
Last Update10/08/2016
Updated Bynackerman
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 353642.788, Northing: 752097.035

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National Grid Reference: NO 5364 5209



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Artefact and Ecofact

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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
STANDING-STONES  A100
STONE-CIRCLES REMAINS OFD60
STONES CUP-MARKEDB100
FIGURESHUMANINCISEDC100