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'Loupin Stanes', Hartmanor

Stone Circle [neolithic]-[bronze Age]

Site Name 'Loupin Stanes', Hartmanor

Classification Stone Circle [neolithic]-[bronze Age]

Alternative Name(s) River White Esk; Hart Manor Hotel; Loupin' Stanes

Canmore ID 67232

Site Number NY29NE 11

NGR NY 2570 9663

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NY29NE 11 2570 9663

(NY 2570 9663) Loupin' Stanes (NAT)

Stone Circle (NR)

OS 6" map (1965).

For Girdle Stanes stone circle (NY 25351 96153), see NY29NE 13.

See also NY29NE 25.

The stone circle known as the 'Loupin' Stanes' consists of 12 stones placed at irregular intervals, of which only 2, A and B on plan are pillars, all the others being simply boulders. The setting, flattened on the W arc, measures 38' N-S by 31' E-W. The flat-topped pillar stones measure 5'4" in height, and the two highest of the smaller stones do not exceed 2', while few reach 1'. The site has been banked up nearly all round from 1' to 1' 6", perhaps with the object of making the interior level.

RCAHMS 1920, visited 1912

This stone circle, situated on a raised and levelled platform, is as described.

Resurveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 24 August 1962 and (IA) 5 October 1973

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (MJF) 1 September 1978.

An oval circle, measuring 10.4m by 9.5m, is situated 570m NE of the stone circlr NY29NE 13. It consists of twelve stones set into a low bank 3m thick; two of the stones on the SW are taller (at 1.4m high) than the others and appear to mark 'the entrance' to the circle.

RCAHMS 1980, visited June 1980.

The remains of this small stone circle are situated on a low rise close to the left bank of the River White Esk some 250m W of the Hart Manor Hotel (NY29NE 85). The circle comprises at least twelve stones set on a diameter of about 10m, of which six remain standing. Although the two tallest stones, which measure up to 1.6m in height, are situated on the WSW, it is impossible to say whether the circle has been graded. The stones appear to have been set into a low stony bank, but this may be no more than the result of external ploughing and the dumping of field-cleared stones.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 15 August 1993.

Scheduled as 'Loupin' Stanes... the remains of a stone circle...'

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 29 October 2010.

Loupin' Stanes

Stone Circle [NAT]

[Location not indicated in detail]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, November 2010.


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