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Drumtroddan Standing Stones

An alignment of three prehistoric stones

Drumtroddan Standing Stones

An alignment of three stones, one of which has fallen.

Together with Drumtroddan Cup and Ring Marked Rocks, they are part of an important prehistoric landscape.


An ancient ceremonial place

Three tall standing stones are situated just to the south of Drumtroddan farm. Two are still upright but the third, between them, is now on its side. They once formed part of an extensive prehistoric landscape, featuring a fort and numerous cup-and-ring-marked rocks – including the nearby Drumtroddan Cup and Ring Marked Rocks.

The area around the stones has never been archaeologically investigated, so little is known about the site. The stones were probably erected around 4,000 to 5,000 years ago, during the Neolithic or early Bronze Age. It is possible that the stones, standing almost 3m high, were erected to enable local people to make observations of the sun and/or moon. There is every possibility that other stones or timber posts also existed close by.

Highlight
  • The location – the stones, in their bleak and windswept setting, are an evocative reminder of our mysterious ancient past.


Location

Region – Dumfries and Galloway

On the B7085.

Grid reference - NX364443.