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Ringses Camp, Beanley Moor



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Notes Archaeological, Geological, etc. on Beanley Moor and the vicinity of Kemmer Lough. From the MSS of George Tate. In the History of the Berwickshire Naturalists Club, volume 23, 1890.

He mentions the carved stones, and also the 'detached blocks of stones which are usually covered over with lichens, and hoary with age, are here called "Grey Mares".'
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th June 2017ce

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You absolute star. 'Grey Mares'. I think I know them. There are two, one at either side of the moor.

I took a shot of one yonks ago. It's here:

On the south side of the moor. There's another, also with boulders around it, just north-west of the Ringses camp. Considering the 2 BA cairns on the knoll above the camp are connected by a curved line of stones, it adds texture to this place.
The fact that I now have pals who live nearby makes it likely I will go back and photograph these two stones, especially as I can now give them a name.
Hob Posted by Hob
19th June 2017ce
Well look at that, you already have a photo. That's quite a chunk of rock if it's 7ft tall. I'm glad to have contributed some new information to you. They're not obviously mare-like to me, I wonder why the name. They must definitely be Noticeable though.

You should definitely add some photos to TMA if you go back though.

hoping you are well, Rh
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th June 2017ce
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