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Wester Torrie

Stone Circle (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Site Name Wester Torrie

Classification Stone Circle (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 24389

Site Number NN60SE 2

NGR NN 6534 0481

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Kilmadock
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN60SE 2 6534 0480.

(NN 6532 0485) A small stone circle in low ground 24 yds from the foot of the fort (NN60SE 1) and 75 yds from its top. It consists of five stones with space for a sixth. The boulders are bulky and shapeless, so that it is hard to tell whether they are standing or overthrown. No.1 is certainly in situ as it stands on a foundation of small stones. In their present positions the highest stands only 3ft 8ins and the lowest 18ins above the ground. No.3 has been split in two (3A and 3B).

D Christison 1902

NN 6534 0480 - A group of stones, as described and planned, possibly a stone circle. Stone 3B now lies adjacent to and on the NW side of stone 3A.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (E G C) 9 October 1968.

This stone circle was apparently destroyed in 1980.

N B Aitchison 1982.

Activities

Field Visit (September 1978)

Wester Torrie NN 653 048 NN60SE 2

The remains of this stone circle, which measures 6. 7m in maximum diameter, consist of five bulky stones standing between 0.5m and 1.1 m high; a sixth stone may have been removed.

RCAHMS 1979, visited September 1978

Christison 1902, 618-20

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