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029 Marked Stone, Manorhead, Manor.

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Description
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.

Directions
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.

Parking
At turning area where road ends.

Fieldnotes
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?

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Quick Info
Type: Inscribed Stone
Nearest Town: Peebles
Nearest Village: Kirkton Manor
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 72
O.S. Explorer Sheet 336
Grid Reference: NT 1989 2858
GPS Reference: MANOR2

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027 Ship Stone, Posso, Manor Valley.
028 Font Stone, Kirkhope, Manor.

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