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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 694397

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/694397

NO89NE 4 89040 96885

Location formerly cited as NO 8904 9688.

A severely damaged ring-cairn surrounded by a recumbent stone circle is situated on a low knoll 220m WNW of Auchlee farmhouse. The ring-cairn measures 14m in diameter over the outer kerb, of which eleven stones are visible, most of them leaning outwards; only one inner kerbstone remains in situ, but two other lie displaced in a shallow robber-trench. The central enclosed area measures about 3m in diameter, and the cairn material is not more than 0,4m high. Of the stone circle, the recumbent lies dislodged 2m outside the outer kerb of the cairn on the S; both flankers have been removed and only four other stones survive, all fallen, the largest (1.3m by 0.6m by 2.2m) on the W and the smallest (0.6m by 0.3m by 1.8m) on the NE.

I B M Ralston 1977; RCAHMS 1984, visited November 1983.

Scheduled as 'Auchlee Cottage, stone circle 120m NNE of... the remains of a recumbent stone circle...'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 30 March 2009.

Ring Cairn

(remains of) [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, May 2009.

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