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Browlands, Garmouth

Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Browlands, Garmouth

Classification Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) The Browland

Canmore ID 16949

Site Number NJ36SW 1

NGR NJ 3390 6470

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Urquhart
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ36SW 1 3390 6470

Stone Circle, The Browland, Garmouth:

A is 3 feet 6 inches in height and girths 11 feet 6 inches,

B is 5 feet 2 inches in height and girths 12 feet 6 inches,

C which is nearly flat 'runs in' towards D , so that a breadth of only 2 feet 8 inches is exposed, grass growing thickly over its southern portion.

D is set on edge and seems to be earth fast. It is 1 foot 5 inches long by 10 inches broad, and about the same in thickness. The relative positions and shapes of these two stones, C and D, are highly suggestive of the cover stone and head stone of a cist.

'C' has been to some extent unearthed and tilted into an inclined position.

F R Coles 1907.

These 4 boulders, situated at NJ 3389 6470 are as described by Coles. They appear to have weathered very little form no set pattern, and are only slightly embedded in the ground. It is doubtful therefore, that they constitute an antiquity; and there are no other stones of this nature in the vicinity. Certainly "C" and "D" do not appear to be typical cist stones.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (N K B), 26 January 1965.

Four boulders as planned by Coles which have the appearance of possibly being the remains of a 'four-poster' stone setting (cf. NJ05NE 4 - Templestone).

Visited by OS (I S S), 21 January 1972.


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