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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MOONSHADE Moonshade
Moonshade
Moonshade
Mrs. Boyd Gallowhill
Mrs. Manson Gallowhill
Mr. Farqueson, Schoolmaster
Mr. James McBeth, resident Factor
074 This name is applied to an arable field immediately west of Gallowhill. Two large Standing Stones having the representation of the Moon and 7 Stars cut out on one of them were removed from this field about 60 years ago.
Site of SCULPTURED STONES (Moon & Stars) [Moonshade] Site of Standing Stones Mrs. Boyd Gallowhil
Mrs. Manson Gallowhill
Mr. Farqueson, Schoolmaster
Mr. James Mc.Beth, resident factor
074 Two large Standing Stones having the representation of the Moon and 7 Stars cut out on one of them were removed from this field about 60 years ago.
"Near the Village of Cargill may be seen some erect stones of considerable magnitude, having the figure of the moon & stars cut out on them, and are probably the rude remains of Pagan superstition. The corn-field where these stones stand is called the Moonshade to this day"
New Stat. [Statistical] Account

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74-7 -- Parish of Cargill, Perthshire

[Note:]
"The Sculptured Stones of North Britain
may be divided into three classes:
1st. Religious Monuments; 2nd Monuments of
Events; and, 3rd. Funeral Monuments.
Of the first class, are the upright stones,
which stand, in a cultivated field, near
Cargill; and wheron are carved the Moon
and Stars. The field, wherein those vast
stones stand conspicuous, is still called the Moonshade
Chalmer's Caledonia p [page]465

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