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Loch Mannoch

Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Loch Mannoch

Classification Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Canmore ID 64182

Site Number NX66SE 2

NGR NX 6628 6143

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX66SE 2 6629 6143.

(NX 6629 6143) Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6"map, (1958)

A stone circle on the summit of a slight plateau, composed of ten stones almost entirely sunk beneath the surface, with a large granite block, irregularly four-sided and pointed at one end, measuring 5ft 4ins in length by 2ft 3ins in breadth, lying at the centre, but evidently originally erect.

RCAHMS 1914, visited 1911

This stone circle is generally as described by the RCAHMS.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 5 August 1968

MacKerlie (1879) describes the site as being a circle of eleven stones with a twelfth one in the centre but this is probably a mistake; the ten surviving stones are quite regularly laid out with no obvious gaps, and all succeeding plans from Coles (1895) onwards show the same layout.

Visited by RCAHMS (CAA) 7 February 1990

The stone circle is situated on the leading edge of a terrace immediately above the loch. It measures 6.6m from NW to SE by 6.3m transversely and comprises 10 stones in a circle, protruding c.0.1m above the surface of the peat, together with a prostrate slab in the centre, 1.6m long, which is aligned from NW to SE. It seems likely that the stone hole lies beneath the NW side of the stone. Peat cover in the vicinity is about 0.3m.

Visited by RCAHMS (DCC) 5 March 1990.


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