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Stone Circle (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age), Cinerary Urn

Site Name Colpy

Classification Stone Circle (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age), Cinerary Urn

Alternative Name(s) Culsalmond

Canmore ID 18272

Site Number NJ63SW 1

NGR NJ 6411 3261

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Culsalmond
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ63SW 1 6411 3261.

(NJ 6411 3261) Stone Circle (NR) (Site of): Urn found (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1959)

The last two stones on this circle were removed a few years before 1867 when the course of the public road was altered. An urn containing bluish clay was found nearby ONB 1870). (The urn was found within the possible diameter of the circle F R Coles 1902.)

According to the New Statistical Account (NSA, 1845) there were two stone circles at Colpy (See also NJ63SW 14-cairn, ? the other circle) and several urns were found

in making the road near one of them.

Name Book 1870; NSA 1845; F R Coles 1902.

No further information.

Visited by OS (NKB) 24 February 1969.

Nothing is now visible of this stone circle. Its site lies at the edge of an arable field 220m SE of the farmhouse at Colpy (NJ63SW 81.00); the present whereabouts of the urn that was found nearby before 1870 is not known.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) 13 June 1996.


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