Aberdeenshire HER - NO59NW0001 - ABOYNE STONE CIRCLE

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Primary ReferenceNO59NW0001
NameABOYNE STONE CIRCLE
NRHE Card No.NO59NW1
NRHE Numlink 35277
HES SM No.
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Remains of extremely small possible stone circle, standing in an area of woodland known as Image Wood. It is depicted on the OS 1st and 2nd edition maps as 'Stone Circle (remains of)'. The two stones on the northern side are close together and all five stones are erect and massive. The most northerly stone is canted to the north, and although earthfast, may not be in situ. Without this stone the remains could be either a four-poster, or the remains of a stone circle of the transitional type described by Burl. A very slight mound rises around the base of all the stones, causing the enclosed space to be slightly higher than the level of ground outside, possibly due to the modern path around the circle. Some years ago Lord Huntly dug a trench at this circle and found 'only some black earth and cinders'. This setting has been compared with East Circle at Backhill of Drachlaw (NJ64NE0004) and Glassel Wood (NO69NW0002) as being transitional in form between recumbent stone circles and four-posters (Burl 1971).
Last Update30/04/2020
Updated Bycherbert
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Easting: 352399.744399965, Northing: 799044.993371684

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