Scheduled Monument

Auchenmalg, standing stone 200m SSE of LongforthSM1913

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
11/01/1939
Last Date Amended
19/10/2000
Type
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Old Luce
NGR
NX 23088 52196
Coordinates
223088, 552196

Description

The monument comprises a prehistoric standing stone. Itwas originally scheduled in 1939, but the area covered by the designation was not accurately defined. The current rescheduling rectifies this.

The stone stands at around 23m OD on a flat coastal ridge, overlooking Auchenmalg Bay. The stone measures 1.2m by 1m by 2.2m high. It is tapered and faces NE-SW. Although there are no other obvious monuments in the immediate vicinity, the stone stands in an area with extensive evidence for prehistoric tool working.

The area to be scheduled is a circle 20m in diameter, centred on the stone, to include the stone itself and an area around it where remains relating to its construction and use may be expected to survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

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About Scheduled Monuments

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.

Scheduling is the way that a monument or archaeological site of national importance is recognised by law through the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

We schedule sites and monuments of national importance using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The description and map showing the scheduled area is the legal part of the scheduling. The additional information in the scheduled monument record gives an indication of the national importance of the monument(s). It is not a definitive account or a complete description of the monument(s). The format of scheduled monument records has changed over time. Earlier records will usually be brief and some information will not have been recorded. Scheduled monument consent is required to carry out certain work, including repairs, to scheduled monuments. Applications for scheduled monument consent are made to us. We are happy to discuss your proposals with you before you apply and we do not charge for advice or consent. More information about consent and how to apply for it can be found on our website at www.historicenvironment.scot.

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