NS5679 : Strathblane Parish Kirkyard: standing stone

taken 5 years ago, near to Strathblane, Stirling, Great Britain

Strathblane Parish Kirkyard: standing stone
Strathblane Parish Kirkyard: standing stone
For more on the church itself, see NS5679 : Strathblane Parish Church.

In the foreground of the present picture is the standing stone that is marked on the 1:25000 map. As described in the book "Archaeology Around Glasgow" (Susan Hothersall, 2007), it is "a single five-sided stone, just over 1m high. This may just be the last remnant of a huge mound which was destroyed before 1793. A series of cists were found within the mound, each containing a burial urn and each marked by a pentangular stone. The stones of this mound were built into the eighteenth-century churchyard wall".
Strathblane Parish Church
The church, by architect John Brash, was ready for use at the start of 1804. It replaced an early-eighteenth-century church, itself the successor of an earlier building. Chapter VIII of J G Smith's "The Parish of Strathblane" (1886) gives more details, and Appendix I of the same work gives a complete listing of the memorial inscriptions that were to be seen in the kirkyard at that time.
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Primary Subject of Photo
Standing Stone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5638 7937 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.1445N 4:18.2211W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5639 7937
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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