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Kirkbean Parish

Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)(Possible)

Site Name Kirkbean Parish

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

Canmore ID 65355

Site Number NX95NE 24

NGR NX 97 59

NGR Description NX c. 97 59

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkbean
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX95NE 24 c. 97 59

Possibly on map sheet NX96SE.

A 'Druidical temple', similar to that described on NX95NE 23, stood in Kirkbean parish (Kirkbean: NX 97 59) until about 1790 when the stones were cleared away in order to build a farmhouse on the site. (cf NX95NW 6)

OSA 1794; G Chalmers 1824.

There is no trace of this 'Druidical circle', and no knowledge of its probable site, for which a careful search was made during the Ordnance Survey in 1893.

S Arnott 1895.


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