The Dargill standing stone stands on the flood plain of the River Earn, to the west of Dargill Island (which is no longer an island).
It measures around 2.4m in height, and is almost square in cross-section, measuring around 1.5m north to south by around 1.2m east to west at the base. The stone is at the centre of a very slight mound, no doubt diminished by ploughing.
Aerial photos show cropmarks that suggest the standing stone was once part of a complex landscape. There are four large pits near the stone, and to the east of it are smaller pits arranged in a circle with a diameter of approximately 40.0m.
Fred Coles, writing in 1911, said that two other large stones were removed in 1909, and proposed that this was the remains of a stone circle. It’s possible that the large pits close to the stone represent sockets for further standing stones.
Where is Dargill?
Dargill is in the parish of Muthill and the county of Perthshire.
Grid reference: NN 8592 2004
Lat / long: 56.358932, -3.847880
OS Map for Dargill
OS Explorer map OL47
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