Sheriff Muir Row

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Stone 1 with the Wallace Stone beyond.

Location

Scotland Stirling Central Scotland NN 83306 02337
Lat 56.19934422   Long -3.88240346

plan

Simplified plan of the Sheriff Muir alignment.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 290m
No. of stones: 5 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 73° Altitude: 308m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  –
Notes: Only the stone known as the Wallace Stone is upright. The other four are recumbent.

Other Information

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

Identification

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


Photographs

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Stone 1 separated by a later holloway from the Wallace Stone in the background.  

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This alignment once stood beside the major routeway from Stirling towards the north of Scotland. This would certainly explain the Wallace connection and the later battle at this spot in 1715. It is probable that this was also a significant prehistoric routeway.

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Stone 2. The Wallace Stone. This is the only stone within the alignment that is still standing. Note Stone 1 behind.View from south west (Scale 1m).

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Stone 2. Wallace Stone. View from north.

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Stone 2. The Wallace Stone. This is the only stone within the alignment that is still standing. Note Stone 1 behind.View from south west (Scale 1m).

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Stone 3. View from south with Wallace Stone in the background. This stone is about 8m north west of  a line drawn through the other four stones.

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Stone 4. This stone has been split sometime after it fell. View from west (Scale 1m).

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Stone 4. Split stone with Wallace Stone on the skyline. View from south west (Scale 1m).

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Stone 5. This recumbent slab has several cup-marks on its upper surface. View from west (Scale 1m).

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Stone 5. View from south west with Wallace Stone on the skyline (Scale 1m). Sadly the lighting was not conducive for seeing the cup-marks.

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View north eastward along the row from Stone 5.

Access Information

Road verge car parking is available at NN 83209 02579. From here carefully cross the road, enter the field opposite via the gate then walk about 300m due south.


Online Resources 

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