Type of appeal:
Rejected New SubmissionPortal Title:
Standing Stone, RandolphfieldPortal Location:
56.109205,-3.939532 Street View:https://email@example.com,-3.939532,3a,15y,330.74h,89.55t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sbJuKpkswLg7j9T7qBWR6Ig!2e0!6m1!1e1?hl=en
The Street View shows the stone on the raised grass lawn, to the right of the large tree trunk at the front of the lawn, however, there is a small tree behind the stone, and although the stone can be seen, the narrow tree trunk is directly behind it.Reason:Historical significance:
There are many mentions of the Randolphfield Standing stones in text and online – here are some examples, with significant text extracted.http://www.archaeologyscotland.org.uk/news/6000-year-old-stone-row-excavation
Update: The Randolphfield dig all went very well, and we can now confirm that the standing stones (associated with Thomas Randolph's skirmish on Bannockburn) are not 18th century garden features and are likely to be Neolithic in origin, ie to have stood there for c 6000 years (although one was moved in the 60s)!!http://dunblanedailywalker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/randolphfield-stones-stirling.html
Today my walk took me to the Livilands part of Stirling. I went to visit the Randolphfield Standing Stones outside Police Scotland. There were 2 of them.https://megalithix.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/randolphfield-stirling/
It is thus stated by (William) Nimmo in his History of Stirlingshire, p.84…: ‘Two stones stand to this day in the field near Stirling, where Randolph, Earl of Murray, and Lord Clifford, the english general, had a sharp encounter, the evening before the great battle of Bannockburn.’ http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/662/randolphfield_stones.html
These stones are supposed to have played a strategic role on the first day of the battle of Bannockburn in 1314. A Scottish nobleman, Lord Randolph gathered a company of spearmen at the stones, in order to block a move by English cavalry who were trying to reach Stirling Castle from the South.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-19635477
Stirling Council's archaeologist Murray Cook said: "Robert Clifford led a daring raid round Robert the Bruce's position near the Borestone to try to relieve the English troops at Stirling Castle.
"He was beaten back by Thomas Randolph's brave stand, which either used or is marked by, the two standing stones. A hidden gem:
Although this is a pretty large Standing Stone, and plainly visible to passers by on the main road just a few yards away, it is located on a secluded part of the lawn, under the shade of a large tree. This seems to be a hidden gem, because people pass it daily, and again, many do not even know that it is there.Encourages outdoor exploration and the idea of “Adventures on foot”:
The site is located just a few yards from the main access road into Stirling. The portal has deliberately been positioned at the point where it looks onto the larger Standing Stone, rather than the stone itself, preventing damage to the grass lawn on which it stands by us “Portal Hunters”. The stone is in plain view from this position.
This location also has very safe pedestrian access, as can be seen from the Street View. There is a wide pavement (sidewalk) at the site, and it is located at the Central Scotland Police HQ building.