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Seven Brethren

Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Seven Brethren

Classification Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Paddockhole Bridge; Whiteholm Rigg; Whiteholme Rig

Canmore ID 67223

Site Number NY28SW 3

NGR NY 2171 8269

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Tundergarth
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY28SW 3 2171 8269.

(NY 2171 8269) Seven Brethren (NAT)

Stone Circle (NR) (Remains of)

OS 6" map (1957)

Seven of a probable 12 original stones set in a circle 60 ft. in diameter remain. Four are still (1963) in situ, none protruding more than 2 ft above ground. Known as the 'Seven Brethren'.

RCAHMS 1920; R W Feachem 1963.

The remains of this stone circle are generally as described. An eighth stone not in situ lies to the north. Name confirmed.

Revised at 25".

Visited by OS (RD) 16 July 1970.

(Whiteholm Rigg). Possibly of flattened circle form (measuring 20.1 by 18.9m) with outlying stone(s).

A Burl 1976.

Scheduled as Seven Brethren, stone circle, Whiteholme Rig.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 8 September 2003.


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