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Broad Moss

Standing Stones

<b>Broad Moss</b>Posted by tiompanImage © tiompan
Nearest Town:Rattray (3km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NO198477 / Sheet: 53
Latitude:56° 36' 51.38" N
Longitude:   3° 18' 24.81" W

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In 1909 Fred Coles mentions two stone circles and two standing stones on Broad Moss . Subsequent visits by the OS and RCAHMS failed to follow up "local information " that the stones had been dumped "in a den to the N."
About five years ago I noticed the stones and this is the first visit since . Fortunately Coles had left measurements and drawings of the stones so comparison was easy . The two standing stones are obviously the same . As most of the stones of the circles were still in the ground comparing heights is a wee bit more problematic but width and depth and a guess at potential height show very close fits to the other stones. The area is improved pasture and virtually "stone free" so the stones are quite obvious .They lie in a den NO 19627 47671 .A final irony is on the site of one of the circles is a a present day circle ,but only the result of being where a straw feeder had been left and the cattle had wandered round creating the circle.
tiompan Posted by tiompan
8th December 2005ce
Edited 8th December 2005ce


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Two standing stones were destroyed here in the 1950s, and dumped in a den to the N. When Coles visited in 1909 both stones were still standing.

These stones are shown as a pair on the 1867 OS map (see link below) and so are not the remains of a second circle close to the Broad Moss circle.
BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
15th November 2003ce
Edited 3rd January 2004ce


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Old Maps - Broad Moss

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BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
3rd January 2004ce