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026 Stones, Hallmanor Forest, Manor.

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From Dead Wife's Grave to Dollar Law, following the boundary fence, there are numerous piles of stones. Most are likely to be the remains of boundary markers, for the estates in the Manor valley and those around Dawyck and Stobo. The most interesting is found along the edge of Hallmanor Forest at Lour Burn Head/Heron Bog and comprises a row of three large stones, all recumbent and of similar size, lying in the heather on the south side of the stone wall.

From Manor valley to the south-west of Peebles. Enter Hallmanor Forest at Hallmanor and follow the main trail. After a sharp U-bend, turn right up the Old Drove Road. At Dead Wife's Grave, follow the fence/wall south.

At entrance to Hallmanor Forest.

A point of interest is that these piles of stones have survived at all. It is odd that they have not been totally robbed out to build the dry stone wall running along the ridge line above Hallmanor Forest. Perhaps the stones did have some meaningful purpose in the past which has helped their preservation.

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Quick Info
Type: Other Stones
Nearest Town: Peebles
Nearest Village: Kirkton Manor
Landranger Sheet 72
O.S. Explorer Sheet 336
Grid Reference: NT 1839 3417
GPS Reference: STONS1

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Other Sites Nearby
025 Dead Wife's Grave, Dawyck, Stobo.
027 Ship Stone, Posso, Manor Valley.

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