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050 Piper's Stone, The Green, Dirleton.

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Description
The Piper's Stone can be seen on Dirleton village green just to the west of Dirleton Castle and measures 0.40 long x 0.25m wide and 0.35m high. The stone is set in a circle of granite cobbles and appears to have been broken in the past as early records state the height to have been 0.75m

Directions
The village of Dirleton is reached from the A198 road to North Berwick. The stone is located on the south part of the village green, to the west of Dirleton Castle.

Parking
Parking is available in a small car park to the west of Dirleton Castle.

Folklore
Although known locally as the Pipers Stone, there does not seem to be any factual evidence behind this naming.

Fieldnotes
The Pipers Stone, due to it's rather small nature is easily missed and is far from being a grand standing stone. From its location on the village green of Dirleton it seems likely that what we see today is all that remains of the market cross that once stood on the site.

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Quick Info
Type: Named Stone
Nearest Town: North Berwick
Nearest Village:
Dirleton
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 67
O.S. Explorer Sheet 351
Grid Reference: NT 5143 8392
GPS Reference: PIPER

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