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Stone Circle


This "four-poster" has five stones - eight if you count the low-lying ones. So you might be confused; I know I was.

Burl describes it as a four-poster with an outlier. OK, but it's a very close outlier - an "inlier" maybe?

And the other three stones? One may be a capstone from a cist apparently. The other two don't get a mention.

Let's try another source to see if they can clear it up. What about the Aberdeen Council Archaeology website?

"Five stone oval circle" (good) "transitional between recumbent stone circles and four-posters" (pardon?).

Oh I give up! It's a lovely site in a lovely setting. Let's just take some pictures.

Easier to get to than Burl suggests. Park at the gates of Glassel House on minor road S of Milton of Campfield. Walk along forest track opposite. After about 150m, look for path to left. This leads to the circle.

Visited 28 March 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
30th March 2004ce

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