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054 Cow Stone, Brotherstone, St. Boswells.

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Description
The Cow Stone is a massive erect boulder situated in a cultivated field on the north east side of Brotherstone Hill, some 115m from the two Brothers' Stones, both of which are fully visible, suggesting a possible relation between the two sites. The Cow Stone of irregular in shape, reaches almost 2.50m in height and measures 2.10m x 1.10m on plan. It's major axis points NNE and SSW and the base is packed with large stones.

Directions
Brotherstone Farm is off the minor road running between Smailholm and Gattonside. Follow the main farm track uphill then veer right to Brotherstone Hill. The stone will be seen in the field below and to the north west.

Parking
Parking may be available in the farm yard at Brotherstone Farm but please request permission first.

Fieldnotes
Numerous other stones resulting from field clearance can be seen round the field perimeter, some are of similar size to The Cow Stone and may have been associated in the past. There is probably an association with the 053 Brothers' Stones on the hill to the west.

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Quick Info
Type: Named Stone
Nearest Town: Kelso
Nearest Village: Smailholm
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 74
O.S. Explorer Sheet 339
Grid Reference: NT 6216 3620
GPS Reference: COWSTN

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053 Brothers' Stones, Brotherstone, St. Boswells.

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