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010 Standing Stone, Bruntaburn Mill, Lauder.

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Description
A large and impressive 2.00m high standing stone built into a dry stone wall running along the west side of the road between Cambridge and Wedderlee, to the west of Westruther.

Directions
From the A697 Lauder to Greenlaw road, turn onto a minor road at Dod Mill. Proceed under the stone archway and continue to Bruntaburn Mill. The stone is at the side of the road just after the two houses. Take care as the road is narrow and winding.

Parking
Parking is severely limited along this narrow road but permission to park may be requested by asking at one of the two houses nearby.

Fieldnotes
I made the mistake of visiting this stone during my lunch hour when I was out on business and did not have the time to really examine the stone to any great extent. Wearing my office clothes also prevented me from leaving the roadside to see the stone from the back. Looking at the stone now, it does appear to be diamond shaped although the nettles do obscure the lower half. This makes me recall reading something about stones of this shape being "female" stones but I cannot recall the book nor location to which it referred. An interesting and impressive stone and one most definitely on my second visit list!

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Quick Info
Type: Standing Stone
Nearest Town: Lauder
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 74
O.S. Explorer Sheet 339
Grid Reference: NT 5982 4979
GPS Reference: BRUNTA

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