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Ernespie

Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)(Possible)

Site Name Ernespie

Classification Standing Stone(S) (Prehistoric), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Erne Hill, Castle Douglas

Canmore ID 64626

Site Number NX76SE 15

NGR NX 7747 6321

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NX76SE 15 7747 6321

(NX 7747 6321) Stone Circle (NR)

OS 6" map (1946)

Two monoliths, 6 feet 10 inches apart, are the remains of a stone circle. Each stone measures about 4 feet 6 inches high, the westmost 8 feet 4 inches in circumference at base, and the other 7 feet 9 inches. The eastmost stone is triangular in section, with its apex pointing directly towards the other, which is a four-sided block.

The former positions of the other stones of the circle are not apparent.

RCAHMS 1914

As described above.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 20 February 1963.

This pair of standing stones is situated in pasture; there is no change to the existing descriptive record.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 6 September 1993.

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