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001 Standing Stone, Poldean, Moffat.

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Description
This single standing stone of whinstone measures 1.60m high x 1.10m wide x 0.85m deep and is triangular in section. The ground around the base of the stone has been eroded as a result of animals using the stone as a rubbing post. The stone stands on level ground in a cultivated field within sight of Poldean farm.

Directions
From Moffat, follow the minor road heading south for Poldean and Newton. The stone is visible from the road, in the field opposite Poldean.

Parking
There is space for a vehicle at the entrance to Poldean but please do not block access.

Folklore
This stone is said to have been erected to mark the spot where Prince Charles' troops bivouacked on their march into England in the '45 rebellion.

Fieldnotes
Of interest at this stone is a (probably natural) cup mark low down on the west face. The stone is roughly aligned north-south and although associated with Prince Charles' troops who are said to have bivouacked here on their march into England in the '45 rebellion, the course of a Roman road lies across the River Annan and there have been other similar instances where there might be possible associations. See also 060 Woodside and 061 Harrietsfield.

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Quick Info
Type: Standing Stone
Nearest Town: Moffat
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 78
O.S. Explorer Sheet 322
Grid Reference: NT 1037 0001
GPS Reference: PLDEAN

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