Aberdeenshire HER - NO69NW0002 - GLASSEL STONE CIRCLE

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Main Details

Primary ReferenceNO69NW0002
NameGLASSEL STONE CIRCLE
NRHE Card No.NO69NW2
NRHE Numlink 36195
HES SM No. 978
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Remains of a stone circle, located in woodland. An oval setting of five granite pillars, the tallest stone, in the southwest, is situated on level ground near a sharp drop to the Canny Burn. The stones range in height from 0.8 4m - 0.99 m. The site was dug into sometime before 1879 and re-excavated by Coles in 1904. He found a small flint flake and a few charcoal fragments. A block of indurate sandstone lying loose may have been a cist cover. This setting has been compared with Image Wood, Aboyne (NO59NW0001) and East Circle at Backhill of Drachlaw (NJ64NE0004) as being transitional in form between recumbent stone circles and four-posters (Burl 1971).
Last Update30/04/2020
Updated Bycherbert
Compiler 
Date of Compilation16/09/1988

Easting: 364883.44607461, Northing: 799671.097327127

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National Grid Reference: NO 6488 9967



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
1904 Excavation
1879 Excavation

Excavations and Surveys

Date MDate YTypeDurationDirector / OrganisationAuspicesFundExtent
 1879 Excavation  UNKNOWN   
91904 Excavation  F R COLESNMS  

Artefact and Ecofact

Date MDate YArtefact TypeFinderRecovery MethodConditionStorage LocationAccess No.
 1904 FLINT FLAKE JRC Excavation National Museum of Scotland  

Ecofact

Samples
Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
STONE-CIRCLES  A100
FLAKESFLINT B100
CHARCOAL  C100