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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 683385

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NO14NE 10 c. 179 495

(Area: NO 179 495) A 'stone circle' once stood 'not many score of yards' to the W of the standing stone site (NO14NE 9) at Woodside, but farther down the hill and nearer the river. The site was pointed out to Coles by the son of the finder of a cinerary urn within the circle. The circle was apparently destroyed prior to the O S 1st edn survey (i.e. pre-1864) and the remarkably fine cinerary urn found there was 'full of bones and protected by stones built round it in a bee-hive form'. The urn (in fragments) was given to Allen by the finder, restored, and donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS] (Accession no EA 2).

The nature of the find suggests that the site was possibly a cairn circle rather than a stone circle in the accepted sense.

J R Allen 1881; F R Coles 1909.

No trace.

Visited by OS (AA) 6 February 1974

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