Angus HER - NO33NE0001 - BALLUDERON

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Primary ReferenceNO33NE0001
NameBALLUDERON
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, also known as Balkemback. 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 north-northeast stone). Burl, however, interprets this as a Four-Poster stone circle, with the layout being an irregular rectangle (8.8 by 6.7 m) which is also the circumference of a circle 11 m in diameter. This would enclose an area three times the usual area enclosed by a Four-Poster. The north-northwest stone is upright and 1.1 m high. The north-northeast stone is prone and 1.4 m length. The southwest stone is prone circa 1.5 m length. The southeast stone is upright, 1.1 m high. On the east side of the latter are 21 cups, varying from 25-75 mm 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 cup-marks. 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 25-63 mm in diameter. There are two connecting grooves, one connecting one cup-mark 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 cup-marks on the southeast stone had been greatly weathered, especially on the west face.
Last Update18/01/2022
Updated Bycpalmer
CompilerCP
Date of Compilation15/08/2017

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Monument Types

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