Guidebest, stone circle, Latheronwheel BurnSM453
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- Date Added
- Last Date Amended
- Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring
- Local Authority
- ND 18025 35110
- 318025, 935110
The monument comprises a prehistoric stone circle. The circle is already scheduled, but this extension ensures that the area immediately around it is adequately protected.
The circle, which is about 50m across, consists of 8 stones, one fallen and one broken. The largest is about 1.5m tall, the smallest 0.5m. There are other stones in the immediate area that may once have formed part of the setting. Such circles are ritual monuments of the later Neolithic and early Bronze Age periods. The stream-side site is not an uncommon one for such monuments.
The area now to be scheduled is a circle 70m in diameter, but excluding all of that part of the circle lying over or to the W of the Burn of Latheronwheel. This includes all of the stone circle, its interior and a small area around it in which associated remains are likely to survive. The area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.
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