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Primary ReferenceNJ26SE0006
NRHE Card No.NJ26SE7
NRHE Numlink 16581
HES SM No. 1221
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Remains of stone circle measuring 33 m in diameter. Originally, it probably had at least 12 stones, of which five stones remain erect and two prostrate, apparently not in situ. They range in height from 1 m to 1.9 m. 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. The site was visited in February 2019 by Scotland's Rock Art Project, and were in agreement that the previously identified cup-marks were natural features.
Last Update21/01/2022
Updated Byjnicholson
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National Grid Reference: NJ 2894 6407

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2019 Field Observation

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