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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 664884

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/664884

NJ13NE 13 1782 3823.

(NJ 1782 3823) Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map, Banffshire, 2nd ed., (1900)

The remains of a stone circle consisting of two stones about 28' apart. A third stone lay at the back of the road dyke (Name Book 1870) in 1870. Both remaining stones are of whinstone veined with quartz, the easterly being a tall rugged block 7'1" high at its south angle, but only 5'9" at its north edge, and narrow at base. The other stone, now fallen measures 10' 4" by 3'8" by 3' thick at one end.

The third stone had been used as a chimney piece in the kitchen of Pitchroy (NJ 1770 3796) before being returned to the area.

Name Book 1870; F R Coles 1907.

All that remains of this stone circle are the two stones described by Coles. Their alignment suggests that they form part of the S and W arcs of the original circle. The pecked circle shown on OS 25"map is thus incorrect, the result of conjecture on the behalf of the OS surveyor of the time. The ground around the stone is ploughed and there is nothing to help classify the site.

There is no trace of the third stone noted by Coles.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (A A) 3 March 1971.

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