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Corogle Burn

Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)(Possible)

Site Name Corogle Burn

Classification Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Glen Prosen

Canmore ID 32420

Site Number NO36SW 2

NGR NO 3488 6017

NGR Description NO 3488 6017 and NO 3487 6014

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Angus
  • Parish Kingoldrum
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO36SW 2 3488 6017 and 3487 6014.

(NO 3488 6017 and NO 3487 6014) Standing Stone (NR) (2 groups) (4 shown) OS 6" map, (1927)

Four large stones, three of which are standing upright, c. 4' and 5' in height. One 2nd from the south is recumbent, and has been the largest. There is no local tradition concerning them.

Name Book 1862.

On a flat space immediately above the Corogle Burn are two fine stones, now prostrate. One is 8' long and has a girth of 7'10"; approximately 6' N of this lies the other stone 8'1" long and rather more than 7' in girth. Appoximately 65' N of this stone are four others arranged in a circle; two are erect, a third fallen, and the fourth largely covered by coarse grass, etc. The two erect stones are in line with the prostrate stones 65' S and are respectively 3'4" and 3'9" in height. The former, or southerly stone, is 6'7" round the base and the latter, 9'1", while they are 24'3" apart. The diameter at the third and fourth stone is 23'3". Traces of other stones on the circumference of the circle are just visible.

Information from I A M file No. 32871, 1935

These stones, rough boulders, remain as described by the IAM. Of the two additional stones forming the circle (not shown on the OS map), one lying 4.0m NW of the southernmost of the small erect stones is only 0.2m high and is covered with heather; the other lies 4.0m E of the same stone and is 0.9m high. There were no indications of other stones in the circle, in thick heather. All these stones lie in a slight hollow on a plateau above the Corogle Burn, immediately adjacent to a marshy area.

Visited by OS (J L D) 11 September 1958.

Four large stones in line, two upright and two prostrate, as described. The latter are fine monoliths of the standing stone type. The positions of the two smaller, earthfast boulders, beside the two upright stones, suggest that this could have been a circle, but because all these stones occur between the edge of rig and furrow cultivation and an old track, it is more probably a fortuitous arrangement. The four stones in line could possibly be the remains of an old field wall.

Visited by OS (R L) 20 November 1967.

Stones [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1972.

Activities

Field Visit (9 August 1942)

This site was recorded as part of the RCAHMS Emergency Survey, undertaken by Angus Graham and Vere Gordon Childe during World War 2. The project archive has been catalogued during 2013-2014 and the material, which includes notebooks, manuscripts, typescripts, plans and photographs, is now available online.

Information from RCAHMS (GF Geddes) 2 December 2014.

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