Moray HER - NJ26SE0006 - URQUHART

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Primary ReferenceNJ26SE0006
NameURQUHART
NRHE Card No.NJ26SE7
NRHE Numlink 16581
HES SM No. 1221
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Remains of stone circle measuring 33m in diameter. Originally probably of at least 12 stones, 5 stones remain erect and 2 prostrate apparently not in situ. They range in height from 1m to 1.9m. The grading of heights and a 19th century reference to 'nine tall stones, two of them at the entrance to the altar' suggest that this was a recumbent stone circle from which the recumbent and its flankers have been removed. Several hollows on the westernmost stone previously identified as cup marks are now considered to be the result of weathering . The interior is gently domed and probable once contained a more prominent mound but there is now no trace of cairn material. The circle was dug over some time before 1870 but no traces or graves other significant finds were made. It is recorded as having been known locally as ''Deil's Stanes', Nine Stanes or Standing Stanes of Urquhart.
Last Update17/08/2017
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 328952.178827824, Northing: 864084.283435632

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National Grid Reference: NJ 2895 6408



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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
STONE-CIRCLES RECUMBENTB80
STONE-CIRCLES REMAINS OFA100