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STANDING STONE [Black Hill] Standing Stone 025.13 On the west side of Black Hill there is a standing stone, said to commemorate an hostile engagement between two local Knights with followers & retainers. The tradition is vague & uncertain & makes no mention of the date. The stone is rough, angular, 4 feet in height, two in breadth.
Rev. A McNaughton DD
Mr D. Campbell
Mr J. Blair
025.13 A mansion of considerable antiquity but so altered & renewed from time to time as to have become a modern building.
Though mixed in style there is a prevalence of Gothic in the details of construction. The or -nament of a large cross, deeply cut in the stone, is repeated several times upon prominent positions of the building, and an elegant porch supports an immense escutcheon containing the family arms. It is situated at the head of a deep rocky glen traversed by numerous walks.
Property of Gen. [General] Monteith.
A portion of the original building erected about the end of 14th century still remains.
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Stonebyres. The text in Description beginning "A portion of the original" is written in the Situation column, but is clearly intended to form part of the Description.
Standing Stone. No Authorities are given for this name.

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