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Foregirth Farm

Cross Incised Stone (Early Medieval), Stone (Period Unassigned), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Foregirth Farm

Classification Cross Incised Stone (Early Medieval), Stone (Period Unassigned), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Canmore ID 65837

Site Number NX98SE 31

NGR NX 95 83

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkmahoe
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NX98SE 31 95 83.

There are two upright stones, the remains of a stone circle, on the farm of Foregirth.

The larger stone, a whinstone measuring 5 feet by 32 inches by 19 inches, has a number of marks cut on it and, on its smoother side, a cross 14 inches long by 12 inches wide, 1 1/4 inches broad and 1/2 inch deep. On the south face (the stone was set up by Johnstone and the cross set towards the east) are some possible cup-marks about an inch in diameter, in a line from top to bottom.

T Johnston 1825-7

The two stones are no longer visible.

M R Dobie 1959

No trace of stone circle. Cross-incised boulder, could be 6th-8th century. Recorded at Foregirth in 1825. Re-discovered in August, 1964. A E Truckell 1964

Activities

Field Visit (25 June 1964)

NX 9532 8366. Stone, as described by Johnston.

Visited by OS (RD) 25 June 1964

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