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Little Balmae

Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)(Possible)

Site Name Little Balmae

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

Canmore ID 63986

Site Number NX64SE 7

NGR NX 691 447

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkcudbright
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX64SE 7 691 447.

In 1887 Coles noted a stone circle SE of Little Balmae (NX 691 447), comprising 5 large granite boulders, in situ, and the hollows of another five which had been removed at some unknown date, forming a 90' diameter circle, with a slight, possibly artificial mound at its centre. RCAHMS, however, could not locate this alleged stone circle.

F R Coles 1895; RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

No stones fitting Cole's description could be found in the area indicated, nor is the site known locally.

Visited by OS (DWR) 14 April 1971

There is no trace of the alleged stone circle at Little Balmae.

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 26 November 2002

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