Copyright: George Currie
A single stone row measuring 10m long, including two large recumbent slabs and a single upright orthostat standing 3.1m high situated near the summit of a small hill with extensive views of the Vale of Strathmore. The row is orientated north east to south west and the central stone has a single cup-mark and later carved letters on its upper face.
|Scotland||Perth and Kinross||Central Scotland||NO 27449 56473|
|Lat 56.694328 Long -3.1862082|
Map showing the location of Pitmudie stone row.
Plan of Pitmudie stone row. Recumbent stones shown yellow and upright shown black. (Source: survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:100)
|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|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
Looking south west along the row.
View from the south east (Scale 1m).
View from above and north west (Scale 1m).
Looking south west along the row from above (Scale 1m).
View from above and south(Scale 1m).
View from above and south west (Scale 1m).
View from above and north west (Scale 1m). Loch of Lintrathen and Sidlaw Hills visible in the background.
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.
View from the north at the point where the Sidlaw Hills are revealed.
A few more steps and the Sidlaws are fully revealed.
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.
VISITED:- 3rd December 2016
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 3rd January 2018