Scheduled Monument

Auchenmalg, standing stone 200m SSE of LongforthSM1913

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Old Luce
NX 23088 52196
223088, 552196


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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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Scheduling is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for monuments and archaeological sites of national importance as set out in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

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