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Standing Stones Of Glenterrow

Stone Circle (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Site Name Standing Stones Of Glenterrow

Classification Stone Circle (Neolithic) - (Bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Pinwherrie Farm

Canmore ID 61765

Site Number NX16SW 8

NGR NX 1453 6251

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX16SW 8 1453 6251.

(NX 1453 6250) Standing Stones of Glenterrow (NR).

OS 1:10000 map (1979)

Five boulders 2' to 3' high, four of them set in a rectangle with an outlier to the NE. RCAHMS interpret the rectangular setting as being the remains of a double concentric stone circle. The stones believed to be those of the outer circle are oval in section, measuring 2' 10" and 2' 7" respectively in breadth at base, both upright, 4' apart, and set slightly convergent as if the centre of the circle had been towards the WNW. The other pair of stones, one of which has fallen, are 3' 2" apart at base, and are each 4' 8" distant respectively from the opposite stone of the outer segment. Some 40' to the NE is the fifth stone, similar in appearance and possibly not in situ, but if it is, it cannot have belonged to the same circle as the others. It is not upright.

RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

This setting of stones, together with its outlier, is as described by the RCAHMS. The purpose of these stones is not clear, but it is doubtful if they are the remains of a double concentric stone circle.

Surveyed at 1:10000 scale.

Visited by OS (JP) 4 May 1976

This four-poster stone setting is situated on a low ridge 200m NW of the public road from New Luce to Castle Kennedy. Trapezoidal on plan, it measures a maximum of 3m by 2.5m, with the tallest stones on the SW and SE (0.6m), and the shortest on the NW (0.4m). There is also a possible outlying stone, a large irregular boulder, 13.5m to the NE.

RCAHMS 1987, visited (SH) August 1985.


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