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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 721092

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/721092

NT63NW 2 6190 3600 and 6189 3601

(A: NT 6190 3600, B: NT 6189 3601) Brothers' Stones (NR)

OS 6" map, (1967).

Brothers' Stones: This pair of standing stones straddles the summit of Brotherstone Hill (800ft OD). The stones are 14yds apart, 'A', to the SE, is as close to the lip of the narrow summit area as ground conditions would allow a stone to be erected while 'B' is within 6yds of the lip on the NW side. Both stones are packed around their bases in the usual manner, and they are doubtless of ancient origin. Stone 'A' is 8ft high, while 'B' is 5ft 3ins in height

RCAHMS 1956.

These standing stones, which are 16m apart, are generally as described and illustrated by the RCAHMS.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (RDL), 23 September 1962.

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