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Stone Circle


On arriving at Scotsmill Farm I was greeted by William Lawson, the farmer who seemed only to delighted to speak about circles in his area. Two stones remain erect, one rectangular in shape, the other taller about 1 meter in height. This stone had been drilled and probably dynamited.

William then showed a photograph dating from the 1880s clearly showing that there had been at least three stones standing. In this photograph was Williams great grandfather James along with his sons James and William. Also featured was a donkey, with a cart, who was called Moses. The stones, at this time, were used as cow back scratchers. Dynamite has been mentioned and this more than likely led to the destruction of some stones. The William of the 1800s was an army volunteer and would blow stones up as a means to test gunpowder as well as entertain some of the local children.

As for the third stone it vanished most likely into a wall or into a hole in the ground. More information was given about the circle at Corrie and the destroyed circle at Crookmore.

drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
3rd April 2009ce
Edited 17th May 2009ce

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