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.
From Moffat, follow the minor road heading south for Poldean and
Newton. The stone is visible from the road, in the field opposite
There is space for a vehicle at the entrance to Poldean but please
do not block access.
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.
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