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Stone Circle


There are two quartz boulders here known as the 'Rocking Stones'. One is 3x1.8x0.7m and the other 2.5x1.3x0.7m. They are thought to be the remains of a recumbent stone circle. Aubrey Burl suggests that the stones were taken from outcrops half a mile to the SW.

It is possible that there was another circle north of New Deer at NJ 881483, where the Hill of Culsh monument now stands.

(info from the RCAHMS website).

If you're in the area you might also like to scout about for Maun's Stone, which was said to be the giant's putting stone. In 1871 it was described as "A large roundish stone with several holes (? cup marks) in it, built on an old fence, forming a side of the public road from New Deer to Brockley." When the area was checked in the 1970s it wasn't found. But who knows.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th July 2006ce
Edited 24th September 2006ce

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