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Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Dunino

Classification Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Balkethly; Balkaithley

Canmore ID 34487

Site Number NO51SW 9

NGR NO 540 109

NGR Description NO c. 540 109

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Dunino
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO51SW 9 c. 540 109.

'A Druindical temple is said to have stood in the vicinity of Balkethly (Balkaithley - NO 547 110). Not the smallest vestige can now be seen.'

Statistical Account (OSA) 1794

(Area NO 5402 1100) Three stones close to the west wall of the minster's garden at Dunino, seem to have been part of a circle.

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845; J M Leighton 1840

Similar information to above, but stated to be "in the neighbourhood of Dunino Law" (NO 542 113).

J Stuart 1867

The stone circle which formerly existed near the church at Dunino has now been entirely destroyed, but what are believed to be portions of some of the original stones are built into the dyke on the north side of the roadway at the south-west of the churchyard about 100 yards east of its junction with the main throughfare to St Andrews.


No trace of this stone circle was found. The stone fragments mentioned by RCAHMS are in the position described.

Visited by OS (EGC) 26 August 1968.


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