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Old Harestanes

Stone Circle

<b>Old Harestanes</b>Posted by BigSweetieImage © Yana Kolmogorova
Nearest Town:Biggar (10km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   NT124443 / Sheet: 72
Latitude:55° 41' 2.91" N
Longitude:   3° 23' 36.29" W

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Drive by 25.7.17

Just south of the junction of the A72 / A701. Signposted Kirkurd.

The circle is not visible from the road. It must be in the garden behind the house. There is a field which runs along the side of the house which I would guess you could peep over the hedge to espy the stones? However, this was not something I had time to try - it would also have been rather obvious!
Posted by CARL
25th July 2017ce

The following dredged out of RCAHMS:

"This stone circle consists of four large conglomerate boulders, varying from 2'-4' in height, and a fifth broken off at ground level, arranged on the circumference of a circle 10' in internal diameter. A sixth stone, 5' E of the truncated one, has probably been broken off the latter and moved to its present position in recent times. A thin sandstone slab protruding through the turf outside the NE arc of the circle is not earthfast, and is unlikely to have formed part of the monument. No comparable monument exists in Peeblesshire, but one near Penmaenmawr, Caernarvonshire, dateable to the Middle Bronze Age, is strikingly similar."
(Information from R W Feachem notebook 1955-7, i, 68)
Hob Posted by Hob
16th November 2004ce


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Ancient Stones

An entry from Ancient Stones, an online database that covers most of the standing stones, stone circles and other stones found in South East Scotland. Each entry includes details, directions, photograph, folklore, parking and field notes on each location.
Posted by GaryB
15th September 2005ce