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Flickr - Short video of Strichen Recumbent Stone Circle

An example of a RSC or recumbent stone circle which the north-east of Scotland is populated with. Comprising of grey granite of local origin. All of the stones except the recumbent and flankers were torn down by a farmer in 1830. The stones were re-erected eventually. Excavationed by A Burl in 1979 revealed that the circle was immediately to the N although the recumbent and its flankers were in their original location. After excavation the stones were replaced in their original positions and the circle reconstructed to the status one sees today.
The biggest issue I see with the site is a safety related one, ok there is a secure fence with high tension wire surrounding it to a degree, however there's a mediocre low fence between the visitor & some bulls that populated the field next to the circle the month I was there which seems rather nonsensical.
Tyrianterror Posted by Tyrianterror
11th November 2011ce
Edited 12th November 2011ce

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