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White Cow Wood

Chambered Cairn

<b>White Cow Wood</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Rosehearty (15km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ947519 / Sheet: 30
Latitude:57° 33' 26.05" N
Longitude:   2° 5' 18.9" W

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This is a beautiful site tragically vandalised in 1988. The local authorities did their best and restored it as best they could. It is quite difficult to find as some map directions and local signposts aren't very accurate. I managed to find it with the guidance of Julie Perkins, who unwittingly found it by sitting on it . Glad to say no damage was done! Only marginally easier to find than Louden Wood. There is car parking.

Visited 8/9/08
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
12th May 2009ce
Edited 18th May 2009ce

By a forest walk with parking.

Ring cairn 14.3m in diameter surrounding unusual setting of three standing stones and a slab. The latter was examined following damage in 1988 but no definitive burial evidence was found.
greywether Posted by greywether
7th December 2003ce
Edited 10th December 2003ce

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In 'Report on Stone Circles of the North-East of Scotland' in PSAS v38 (1904) the author talks of this circle, but also mentions a stone elsewhere called the 'White Cow of Crichie' -

In the Buchan, this curious appellation is frequently given to great stones, presumably, as this one, of white quartz.

Are these the white cows? like the bovine equivalent of the 'grey wethers' of Wiltshire?
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
8th April 2009ce
Edited 8th April 2009ce