Site Type BATTLE SITE (POSSIBLE), STONE
Canmore ID 17501
Site Number NJ50SE 5
NGR NJ 5750 0342
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District KINCARDINE AND DEESIDE
Former County ABERDEENSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
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|Notes and Activities|
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.
|Books and References|
Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale). Held at RCAHMS on micro fiche.
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