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Kipps (Near)

Natural Feature (Period Unknown)

Site Name Kipps (Near)

Classification Natural Feature (Period Unknown)

Alternative Name(s) 'Cairn; Stone Circle'

Canmore ID 47920

Site Number NS97SE 17

NGR NS 9908 7387

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Lothian
  • Parish Linlithgow
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District West Lothian
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NS97SE 17 9908 7387.

(NS 9908 7387) Cromlech (NR) or Remains of Druids' Temple (NR)

OS 6" map (1856)

This is the remains of a Druids' Temple, composed of 5 large stones, three for a base and two on the top. There are several large stones around this Temple, embedded in the ground, which are thought to have formed a Druidical circle; if so, some of the stones must have been removed. Those that remain are not arranged in regular order nor on end.

Name Book 1856

This feature, referred to as a cromlech by several authors writing last century, is described by the RCAHMS (1929) as appearing to be a huge ice-borne boulder which has been shattered. Other stones in the vicinity, once interpreted as a stone circle, are erratics.

A S Henshall 1972

Natural boulders - not an antiquity.

Visited by OS (JLD) 4 December 1952

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