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Tolbooth Cross and the Stone of Mannan

Tolbooth Cross and the Stone of Mannan

Tolbooth Cross
Tolbooth Cross and the Stone of Mannan

The Tolbooth in Clackmannan was built in the late 16th century primarily due to the wishes of William Menteith, the local sheriff, who was no longer inclined to hold prisoners in his own dwelling house. All that remains now is the belfry tower.

Beside this is the ancient standing stone of Mannan, associated with two stories - one of the Sea God Mannau, the other concerning Robert the Bruce's lost glove (or mannan). It is thought that this originally stood on an island in the River Forth. Nearby is the Mercat Cross, a solitary pillar bearing the arms of the Bruce family.