|Scotland||Perth and Kinross||Central Scotland||NO 15950 31220|
|Lat 56.46564807 Long -3.365722392|
Plan of stones and earthwork at St Martins (After Ordnance Survey 1:2500 1965-1976).
|Type: Single||Length: 9.1m|
|No. of stones: 3||Size of stones: Only large|
|Orientation: 22.5°||Altitude: 120m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View: No|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Uncertain. Originally described as a stone circle, but in more recent years as a stone row. Ordnance Survey mapping from 1965 – 1976 shows four stones and these can be confortably resolved into the remains of a stone circle. The identification of the site as a stone row appears to have coincided with the removal of the fourth stone. A nearby earthwork which may have been associated with the stones further confuses the situation. The destruction of the site sadly means that the interpretative problems will never be resolved and the identification of the site is therefore very likley to remain uncertain.
Plan of St Martins stones. The green circle denotes the possible position, extent and size of the stone circle suggested by the disposition of the stones.
Ruggles, C.L.N., 1999, Astronomy in prehistoric Britain and Ireland, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 197.