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006 Standing Stone, Easter Broomhouse, Spott.

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Description
This standing stone commands a prominent position on the ridge 175m south of Easter Broomhouse. This red sandstone monolith stands 2.70m high, has a girth of nearly 1.90m at its base and is roughly rectangular in section. The west face has three cup-marks and the deep grooves on the base of the stone were caused by an early 20th Century steam-plough cable.

Directions
From the A1 south of Dunbar, take the junction for Spott at the roundabout. Easter Broomhouse is the first on the left. The stone can be seen on the hill.

Parking
The buildings are privately owned. Knock a door and ask for permission to park.

Fieldnotes
I like this stone. It sits on a commanding ridge with excellent views over the North Sea and Dunbar and although some miles distance from the standing stones around Traprain Law, I just wonder if, perhaps, it once formed part of a complex array of stones that was spread throughout East Lothian. Be sure to look for the cup marks on the west face.

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Quick Info
Type: Standing Stone
Nearest Town: Dunbar
Nearest Village: Spott
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 67
O.S. Explorer Sheet 351
Grid Reference: NT 6800 7662
GPS Reference: BROOMH

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Other Sites Nearby
001 Witches' Stone, Spott Farm, Spott.

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