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)
Submitted
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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