List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Deacon's Stone
Deacon's Stone
Deacon's Stone
George Caddell Esq. Cowdenhill House
John Anderson Merchant Bo'ness
James Love Laborer Grangepans
Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Co. [County]
001 [Situation] 8 chains SE by E. [South East by East] of Grange House

There were a great number of stone coffins found at this place about 20 years ago. There was a mound of earth covering them, and on the summit of the mound stood a stone about 2 feet above the surface, it was to that stone that this name refers. The course of the Wall of Antoninus, is traceable from its entrance into the County (at Inveravon) to this point, but farther east the course of the wall cannot be pointed out, exactly.

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Pariish of Carriden -- Sheet 1 -- Trace 7 -- Trace 1

[Note] -- "I am satisfied, in short that the wall terminated either at Carriden or Blackness and
with highest probability at the former its remains till very lately being pretty clearly traceable
to a small tumulus to the south-east of Grange House Called in modern phrase the "Deacon's Stone" -- New Stat. Acct [Statistical Account] of Linlithgowshire page 66

[Note] -- "In levelling the tumulus above Grange House already referred to in Spring 1833 Several rude stone
Coffins with bones in them were found but from the appearance of the bones there was reason to believe
that they had been deposited there at a much later date than the time of the Romans" -- ibid. [as above] page 68

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