Angus SMR - NO33NE0001 - BALLUDERON/BALKEMBACK

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Primary ReferenceNO33NE0001
NameBALLUDERON/BALKEMBACK
NRHE Card No.NO33NE1
NRHE Numlink 31853
HES SM No. 2868
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Remains of a possible Four-Poster stone circle or setting, with one stone bearing cup-marks. It was described and drawn by J R Allen in 1881. He interpreted it as -A -circle of stones- forming a triangle- with -a small outlying stone on the north side- (the NNE stone). Burl, however, interprets this as a Four-Poster stone circle, with the layout being an irregular rectangle (8.8 x 6.7m) which is also the circumference of a circle 11m in diameter. This would enclose an area three times the usual area enclosed by a Four-Poster. The dimensions of the stones are : NNW, upright, 1.1m high, NNE, prone, 1.4m long, SW, prone, c.1,5m and the SE, upright, 1.1m. On the east side of the latter are 21 cups, varying from 25-75mm in diameter, six are surrounded by single rings and connecting grooves and another is connected directly by a groove and there are two grooves which do not connect to any cupmarks. All of the grooves are joined to a long groove on the south end of the east side. On the west side are 16 cups, varying from 25-63mm in diameter. There are two connecting grooves, one connecting one cupmark at the north side at the base and at the south side of the base three cups are connected by a groove. In 1958 the OS visited and noted that the cupmarks on the south-east stone had been greatly weathered, especially on the west face.
Last Update15/08/2017
Updated Bycpalmer
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 338183.521, Northing: 738441.167

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National Grid Reference: NO 3818 3844



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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
STONE-CIRCLES REMAINS OFA100
STONESCUP & RINGCUP-MARKEDB100
GROOVES  C100
STONE-CIRCLES FOUR-POSTERD90