Pitmudie

PitmudieCopyright: George Currie

Location

Scotland Perth and Kinross Central Scotland NO 27449 56473
Lat 56.694328   Long -3.1862082

pitmudie-plan

Plan of Pitmudie stone row. Recumbent stones shown yellow and upright shown black. (Source: survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:100)

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 10m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 50° Altitude: 259m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  –
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Photographs

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Looking south west along the row.

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View from the south east (Scale 1m).

 

 

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View from above and north west (Scale 1m).

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Looking south west along the row from above (Scale 1m).

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View from above and south(Scale 1m).

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View from above and south west (Scale 1m).

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View from above and north west (Scale 1m). Loch of Lintrathen and Sidlaw Hills visible in the background.

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The central stone. Cup-mark denoted by white arrow and carved letters by a black arrow. The letter “D” is clear the others less so. The letters are within a rectangular sunken panel and are not recent graffitti (Scale 30cm).

A Landscape Reveal?  

There are far reaching views particularly to the south from Pitmudie stone row. No landscape reveals exist along the length of the row. However, it may be significant that when approaching the row from the north, the Sidlaw Hills which are initially hidden from view are suddenly revealed behind the row.

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View from the north at the point where the Sidlaw Hills are revealed.

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A few more steps and the Sidlaws are fully revealed.

Access Information

Limited roadside car parking is available at NO 27022 56470. From here enter the forestry plantation to the north and follow the heavilly rutted track eastward and then northward. Once you arrive in the clearing at NO 27345 56470 head due east and the standing stone will soon become visible.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore

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