|005 Standing Stone,
This lone standing can be found in a small field or horse paddock just to the
west of Cardrona Mains farm, some 3 miles east from Peebles. The stone is
situated on the crest of a scarp representing an ancient raised
river-bank and reaches a height of 1.40m and leans slightly to the north.
There are two routes to this location, both from
Peebles. Taking the A 72 eastwards, turn right into the new village of Cardrona.
Alternatively, take the B7063 on the south bank of the River Tweed, turning left at
Along road-side beside gate leading to stone.
Little is known about this solitary standing stone. It stands in a small
paddock at Cardrona mains Farm, a few miles east of Peebles and the lean, I
suspect, is due to horses dealing with itches in those parts that are
hard for horses to reach!
My theory about this stone is that it may mark
the route to Horsburgh Ford an ancient crossing point on the River
Tweed. The ford was once known as the Crossford.