Marked Stone, Manorhead, Manor.
A large boulder, measuring about 1.00m high and 1.00m across
sits beside the access road to Manorhead Farm. Three carvings
adorn the rock, a 'cup and ring' mark and two pointed oval
designs. The oval designs may possibly be unique and are
associated with the period between the Stone and Bronze ages.
Take the A72 west from Peebles and turn left for Kirkton Manor.
Continue following the minor road up Manor valley until the tarmac
ends at a turning area. The stone is along the gravel road leading
south to the farm.
At turning area where road ends.
The stone sits beside a trackway leading to Manorhead farm and
it is possible that the stone may have been moved from its
original location during construction. Interestingly, the stone
bearing the markings is also in the shape of a seat. Perhaps
this had some significance in the past and may be why the stones
have these marking. A throne for a Celtic chieftain, perhaps?