Scheduled Monument

The Grey Stone, standing stone 450m NE of ClashbennySM7238

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: standing stone
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
NO 22177 21321
322177, 721321


The monument comprises a standing stone of Neolithic or Bronze Age date, visible as an upstanding monument.

The monument lies in arable farmland on the crest of a low ridge, at around 35m OD. It consists of a single standing stone, roughly triangular in section at the base and tapering towards the top. It measures about 2m E-W by 1.4m at the base, and is about 2m in height.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the standing stone and an area around it within which material relating to its erection and use may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 30m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual practices.



RCAHMS records the monument as NO 22 SW 6.

Aerial Photographs used:

RCAHMS (1981) PT/9229 NO22SW38.

RCAHMS (1981) PT/9232 NO22SW38.

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