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Shethin, 'stone Circle'

Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Shethin, 'stone Circle'

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Raxton; Fountain Park; Fountain Hill; 4 Shethin Cottages; Sheithen

Canmore ID 19846

Site Number NJ83SE 6

NGR NJ 88150 32800

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ83SE 6 88150 32800

(NJ 8815 3280) Stone Circle (NR).

OS 6" map, (1959)

A small stone circle with a N-S diameter of 16ft [4.9m], none of the stones being of any conspicuous height. Several stones are missing from the east side.

F R Coles 1902.

A stone circle, generally as described by Coles (1902), comprising at least nine upright stones, the highest being 1.6m. The interior is now filled by field clearance stones.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (RL) 10 April 1972.

Scheduled as '4 Shethin Cottages, cairn 310m WNW of... the remains of a cairn... [surviving] as a ring of approximately twelve stones.'

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


(Remains of) [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, April 2009.


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