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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 672450

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NJ95SW 11 9485 5026.

(NJ 9484 5024) Stones (NR).

OS 6" map, (1959).

A complete circle of nine great stones, diameter under 50ft, in 1850, when some of the tallest, over 11ft high, were removed. Reduced to five stones in the SW arc by 1870. (OS 25" map, Aberdeenshire, 1st ed., 1870) By 1884 the remains consisted of the fire-shattered recumbent stone still in situ, the E pillar 8'4" high, erect and in situ, the fallen W pillar with another fallen stone resting upon it, and another erect stone 7'2" high in situ in the NW arc. (Peter 1885)

A fragment of an urn in Arbuthnott Museum, Peterhead, labelled, "found in 1840 beside the Stone Circle at Backhill of Auchmachar," is not of Bronze Age type; the find spot was probably not noted with sufficient accuracy. (Coles 1904).

F R Coles 1904; J Peter 1885.

The remains of a recumbent stone circle as described above.

Re-surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (NKB) 17 April 1968.

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