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Kirkgunzeon

Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Kirkgunzeon

Classification Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Canmore ID 64940

Site Number NX86NE 7

NGR NX 8657 6668

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX86NE 7 8657 6668.

A stone circle near Kirkgunzeon manse was destroyed between 1790 and 1870. (Information from J Gillespie)

F R Coles 1895

According to Mrs J Moffat (The Shop, Kirkgunzeon), the oldest inhabitant in the village, a circle of stones c.30 ft in diameter with a small mound in the centre stood on flat ground at NX 8657 6668. Over the years successive farmers have removed the larger stones and now only the slight mound, c.4.0 m diam. x 0.3 m high, with several clearance stones on top, survives to mark the site of the stone circle.

Visited by OS (RD) 8 July 1969

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