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Spartleton Edge Stones

Stone Circle

Nearest Town:East Linton (12km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   NT645675 / Sheet: 67
Latitude:55° 53' 57.16" N
Longitude:   2° 34' 4.03" W

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NT 645 675 Friday 23/8/02
The GPS points me off the forest track and through head high bog rushes, down a fence line and to a sheepfold. Unfortunately, only 6 figure co-ordinates are available for this site. I search and I search- in through dense forest, around the peat bog, searching the grassy banks of the burns, but nothing. The OS couldn’t find this site back in 1979 and the description in ‘The Standing Stones of the Lothians’ doesn’t quite tie in with the co-ordinates given. I’m afraid it’s another site lost in now dense forest.
Posted by Martin
4th September 2002ce


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Not marked on any of the OS maps-this site is only mentioned by Burl as '64.67.' but according to MacLean (1977) the site is 300 yards east of the track near the summit of Spartleton Edge. He also states that it consists of seven stones with a diameter o f42 foot with the stones being just above ground height. Looks like this will be a difficult site to find as this area in now under forestry. Posted by Martin
29th September 2001ce