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Skelmuir Hill and Grey Stane of Corticram

Standing Stones


Quite close to here (somewhere near NJ 956 444) was
Upper Crichie Circle. -- This circle was destroyed nearly one hundred years ago, according to the testimony of one whose father was witness to the destruction.

It would appear the stones were sold by the tenant en bloc, to aid in building a steading. Not long after it was noted that his family were visited by illness, one after the other dying. The superstition of these days was at no loss in assigning a cause.
'Notice of Stone Circles in the Parish of Old Deer' by the Rev. James Peter, in PSAS v19 (1884-5) - this on p375.

The article can be read at the ADS website.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
5th April 2008ce
Edited 1st June 2011ce

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