Macbeth's Stone

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Site Type BATTLE SITE (POSSIBLE), STONE
Canmore ID 17501
Site Number NJ50SE 5
NGR NJ 5750 0342
Council ABERDEENSHIRE
Parish LUMPHANAN
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District KINCARDINE AND DEESIDE
Former County ABERDEENSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Notes and Activities

Archaeological Notes

NJ50SE 5 5750 0342.

(NJ 5750 0342) Macbeth's Stone (NR)
OS 6" map, (1959)

A large boulder projecting about 2 feet over the surface of the ground, traditionally marking the spot where Macbeth was mortally wounded.
Name Book 1867.

The Battle of Lumphanan took place "in a wood" on the 15th August AD 1057 between the forces of Malcolm III and Macbeth, the latter being slain.
W D Simpson 1943.

Macbeth's Stone as described. The tradition that Macbeth was slain here is only tentative evidence available to site the battle.
Visited by OS (NKB) 25 October 1968.

 
External Links

Aberdeenshire Historic Environment Record


 
Books and References

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale)
Page(s): Book No. 59, 43 Held at RCAHMS Ref

Simpson, W D (1943b) The Province of Mar, being the Rhind Lectures, Aberdeen University Studies, 121 Aberdeen
Page(s): 108 Held at RCAHMS D.5.12.MAR

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