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Glenquicken

Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Glenquicken

Classification Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Cambret Moor; Billy Diamond's Bridge

Canmore ID 63688

Site Number NX55NW 5

NGR NX 5096 5821

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkmabreck
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX55NW 5 5096 5821.

(NX 5097 5821) Stone Circle (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

This stone circle consists of 28 close-set low boulders placed with their broad faces on the line of the circumference. It measures 50' in diameter and the centre is occupied by a granite boulder nearly 6' high. A gap of 8'7" between two boulders on the W side suggests one stone has been removed, otherwise the circle is complete. A number of stones, probably field clearance, lie in a heap at the base of the central stone.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1912; R W Feachem 1963

As described.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (DWR) 24 February 1972

This stone circle lies on the S of a field of improved pasture about 50m from the Englishman's Burn. It measures 15.5m in diameter within a ring of twenty-eight low boulders, which rise to their maximum height on the SE arc; a gap on the SW may mark the site of a missing stone. In the centre there is a standing stone, 1.6m high.

(Cree94 128)

Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) 10 March 1994

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