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060 Standing Stone, Woodside, Ancrum.

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Description
The standing stone at Woodside is a four sided boulder approximately 1.40m high and 1.00m square on plan and the west side appears to have been fractured near the base. The stone is located to the west of the main drive to Woodside farm and sits half way up the west bank of a dried up stream bed, once used as the approach to Woodside. In its present position the stone has no claim to be regarded as an antiquity but it may possibly have been removed from the adjacent field which is locally known as the "Stannin' Stane Field"

Directions
From the A68 (T) take the B6400 opposite the junction for Ancrum, just north of Harestanes Visitor Centre. The stone is located along the main drive to Woodside farm.

Parking
Parking may be had, by permission, at Woodside farm. Alternatively, parking is also available in the adjacent estate of Monteviot which has gardens open to the public.

Fieldnotes
This standing stone at Woodside does certainly appear out of place. It's location on the sloping bank of an old stream bed does suggest it has been moved from it's original position and there is some reference in CANMORE that it came originally from "Stannin' Stane Field" which may possibly be the adjacent field to the west. This would tie in nicely with the setting of the standing stone at 061 Harrietsfield, less than a mile to the north west along Dere Street, the Roman road. The similarities between the two stones are interesting. Both are of similar shape and size and are located within a stones throw from Dere Street. A connection, perhaps?

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Quick Info
Type: Standing Stone
Nearest Town: Jedburgh
Nearest Village: Ancrum
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 74
O.S. Outdoor Leisure 16
Grid Reference: NT 6455 2517
GPS Reference: WOODSD

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