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Five Stanes

Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Five Stanes

Classification Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Canmore ID 57951

Site Number NT71NE 36

NGR NT 7526 1686

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Hownam
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Archaeology Notes

NT71NE 36 7526 1686.

(NT 7526 1686) Five Stanes (Stone Circle) (NR) Stones (NAT)

OS 6" map, Roxburghshire, (1923).

Stone Circle, Five Stanes: This circle, which is some 20' in diameter, stands in rough pasture on the S side of a slight rise. It comprises five stones, three standing and two prone, one of the latter (E on RCAHMS 1956, plan, fig.219) having also been displaced from its original position in the circle. The heights of the upright stones (A, B, and D) above the present surface are 2'4", 2'9" and 2'10" respectively, while, including their sunken bases, C and E originally measured 2'4" and 3' in height. Three more stones (F, G, and H), lying 50' E of this group, have probably been removed from the circle; of these, F is 11" high, G is 1'6" high, and H is at turf level.

RCAHMS 1956, visited 1947.

As described.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (IA) 18 July 1973.

No change to previous information.

Surveyed at 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (JB) 5 November 1979.


Sbc Note

Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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