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Kirkmadrine

Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)(Possible)

Site Name Kirkmadrine

Classification Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)(Possible)

Canmore ID 60467

Site Number NX04NE 33

NGR NX 0801 4848

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Stoneykirk
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX04NE 33 0801 4848.

The Third Statistical Account gives the 'tradition' that Kirkmadrine church is 'situated on the site of an ancient 'Druid' temple'. The explanation is probably that this derived from Andrew Donaldson's "Stoneykirk: Past and Present" (1909). Donaldson wrote: 'From the formation of the old inscribed stones at Kirkmadrine there seems no doubt that they have been taken from a Druid temple.'

Third Statistical Account 1965; J Murray 1981

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